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PM 102 | 2 Days

EVM Advanced Planning, Analysis, and Reporting

Course Summary

This course is designed to give participants a comprehensive understanding of how Earned Value Management (EVM) is implemented. You will gain insight into the application of EVM on programs and projects and successfully transfer the new knowledge/skills to your job.

Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Effectively apply EVM Methodologies to major and significant programs
  • Develop and apply EVM processes to Investment Decisions
  • Explain how to use EVM to organize, plan, perform, analyze, and report at both the program and control account level
  • Explain how to use EVM to improve probability of achieving program objectives: technical, schedule, and cost

Course Content

Module 1: Introduction to EVM

Module 1 introduces you to EVM and the EVM policy in large organizations. You will gain an understanding of how to apply EVM ‘best practices’ to your programs.

This module includes:

Lesson 1: EVM Overview and Policy
Lesson 2: Programs - EVMS Implementation

Learning Objectives
By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • How to implement EVM
  • Discuss EVM implementation requirements
    • Why it is required?
    • EVM Acquisition Policy
    • How Program Baseline Management relates to Funding Types
    • Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC)

Module 2: Planning the Program for Investment Analysis

This module includes:

Lesson 1: Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
Lesson 2: Program Schedule (Summary)
Lesson 3: Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)
Lesson 4: IT Dashboard / Cost & Schedule Table

Learning Objectives
By the end of this module, you will be able to develop major elements of the program plan:

  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Summary Program Schedule
  • RAM using the IT Dashboard Cost/Table Milestones
  • Structure for Exhibit 300 and Federal IT Dashboard reporting using the Program Planning Template

Module 3: Organizing the Program (Solution Implementation)

Modules 3 and 4 introduce you to Organizing and Planning in the AMS Solution Implementation Phase. After FID, the detailed implementation of EVM begins. Organizing and planning uses similar information as presented in Investment Analysis, but more detailed level activities. Let’s begin with Organizing.

Lesson 1: Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
Lesson 2: Organization Breakdown Structure (OBS)
Lesson 3: Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)
Lesson 4: Work Authorization Document (WAD)

Learning Objectives
By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Develop a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Develop a Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)
  • Prepare a Work Authorization Document (WAD)

Module 4: Planning the Program (Solution Implementation)

In Module 4, you will be introduced to how to plan activities in the AMS Solution Implementation phase. You will learn how to learn to prepare a schedule, develop a budget, create schedule and cost baselines and conduct an Integrated Baseline Review.

Lesson 1: Program Detailed Schedules
Lesson 2: Control Account Resource Plans/Budgets
Lesson 3: Performance Measurement Baseline
Lesson 4: Integrated Baseline Reviews

Learning Objectives
By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Develop a Project Schedule
  • Develop Resource Requirement/Budgets
  • Develop Schedule and Cost Baseline
  • Conduct an Integrated Baseline Review

Module 5: Performing the Program

Module 5 introduces you to the Performing Phase. You will learn how EVM concepts are applied to Schedule Management, Cost Management and Contract Management.

Lesson 1: Schedule Management
Lesson 2: Cost Management
Lesson 3: Contract Management

Learning Objectives
By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate and resolve issues surrounding the Schedule Status
  • Use the program schedule status to determine earned value
  • Analyze contractor performance and incorporate performance into program performance / EVM reports.

Module 6: Analysis

In this module, you will be introduced to EVM Analysis. You will learn how to examine past performance data to predict and control future performance.

Lesson 1: Performance Metrics
Lesson 2: Schedule Variance Analysis
Lesson 3: Cost Variance Analysis
Lesson 4: Integrating Cost, Technical & Schedule Performance
Lesson 5: Estimates at Completion (EAC)
Lesson 6: Trend Analysis
Lesson 7: Software Analysis and Reporting Tools

Learning Objectives
By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate performance metrics
  • Evaluate and resolve schedule variances
  • Evaluate and resolve cost variances
  • Develop an EAC
  • Use EVM metrics effectively

Module 7: Program Reports and Reviews

It’s important that for each accounting period, the PM and CAMs evaluate Control Accounts and associated Work Packages and Planning Packages for cost and schedule accuracy. In this module, program reports and reviews will be discussed.

Lesson 1: Contractor Reporting
Lesson 2: Reporting
Lesson 3: OMB Reporting
Lesson 4: Program Reviews

Learning Objectives
By the end of this module, you will be able to evaluate the various reporting requirements:

  • Contractor Reports
  • Reports
  • OMB Reports
  • Program Reviews

Module 8: Change Management

This last module demonstrates how to apply EVM in the Change Management Phase including a discussion of changes to program scope, schedule and budget.

Lesson 1: Program Change Control and EVM

Learning Objectives
By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the differences between a ‘replan’ and a ‘rebaseline’ and the potential impact on program scope, schedule and budget
  • Define the Change Control Process and the necessary forms for each step
  • How to maintain the integrity of your baseline plan