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Wood asked Ten Six to assist with their Earned Value Management System (EVMS) for a major program for the USAF Space Fence Program. Wood requested a review of their EVMS processes and their alignment with Primavera P6 and Deltek Cobra with the goal of improving data quality and confidence in their existing implementation. They also wanted this assessment to include a detailed review of the existing Deltek Cobra configuration and identify any issues or limitations in its use.
Ten Six Approach
As Wood had already operationalized their EVMS and Deltek Cobra for the project, the Ten Six approach was to focus on current configuration alignment with the month-end process and ensure efficient data integration to support reporting requirements. This involved the following tasks:
- Reviewing the current production installation, configuration and processes
- Assessing current data for quality, formatting and integrity
- Creating templates for flat file program data integration
- Improving custom reports and providing updated reporting templates
- Setup Batch file processing, addressing some show stopping issues that were previously unresolved
- Setup a more robust error reporting and logging process
- Optimizing the system environment
The Ten Six team also made adjustments to preferences and reporting templates and the current EVMS processes. This involved ensuring that the data sources providing inputs into the monthly reporting cycle were in alignment with Deltek Cobra’s requirements, as well as the generation and QA of monthly reports.
The APM-EV at Wood was impressed with the both the outcome and the Ten Six team. The improved efficiency that stemmed from the Ten Six implementation improvements, allowed the project team to reduce monthly recurring costs tremendously. In addition, it set up Wood Group to run a trouble-free EV month-end process using Deltek Cobra for another US Government program that began after Ten Six had completed their improvement plan. Ten Six continues to provide expertize and guidance for the project on an as needed basis.