October 2012
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31      
Join our mailing list:
Email Address:
Suggest a Topic (optional):

KM Systems Group Blog

KMSG White Paper- Leveraging Your EVMS To Price Proposals - September 28, 2015

I Are you considering a government solicitation which requires an Earned Value Management System (EVMS), or perhaps your organization has already implemented an EVMS? If so, why not use it to price your next proposal?

OSD PARCA Agile and EVM Meeting - February 19 & 20, 2015

I was invited to participate in the Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) Performance Assessment and Root Cause Analysis (PARCA) meeting on Agile and Earned Value Management (EVM). The meeting was held on February 19th and 20th and was arranged by the EVM division of PARCA. 

Agile EVM Discussion - November 19, 2014

Over the last year and a half there have been a lot of discussions about Agile EVM. Much of the discussion has revolved around  whether Agile and EVM are incompatible or complimentary. However, from my point of view this discussion is somewhat rhetorical if you have been directed to... 

KMSG EVMSaaS Solution - June 1, 2014

Over the last year, we have seen a significant increase in the number of small to mid-size government contractors who have recently been awarded a contract with an Earned Value Management (EVM) reporting requirement. In the past...

Deltek Cobra User Forum Presentation - February 26, 2014

Jessica Hancock supported the Deltek Cobra user forum with a presentation on her real world experience integrating MS Project Server with Deltek Cobra. Deltek's Service Pack 1 for Cobra 5.1 released in February 2013, introduced...

KMSG Webinar 'EVMS - Competitive Advantage for your Organization - January , 2014

Matt Schneble and Dave Scott present a webinar on January 22nd which was titled 'EVMS- Competitive Advantage for your Organization'. Matt and Dave discussed that high growth government contracting organizations recognize that a certified Earned Value Management System (EVMS) not only will improve project performance and ensure compliance; but...

Earned Value Readiness Assessment - October 2, 2012

Recently, the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) published a memorandum concerning the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS) 252.242-7005 final rule regarding contractors' business systems. This communication defines significant deficiency in an EVMS as...

Deltek Acquired by Thoma Bravo - August 31, 2012

Deltek, a leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions, caused quite a stir at the beginning of the week, announcing its acquisition by a private equity firm, Thoma Bravo. Deltek had previously put itself up for sale (see article) in mid-July, and Thoma Bravo took the bait...

Potomac Forum Workshop Review - August 14, 2012

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to speak at the Potomac Forum workshop entitled "Agile and EVM Training: Putting the Pieces Together in the New Modular IT Development World". The conference was very well attended and included numerous presentations about implementing EVM on Agile development projects. If you are interested, head over to the event page and you can see...

Deltek Cobra - HotFix 5.1 Overview - August 3, 2012

Last month Deltek released Cobra HotFix #15, which addressed several Cobra 5.1 software issues. Prior to this most recent HotFix, the last update released was in May of 2012. KMSG has found that as more users are migrating from Cobra 4.7 to 5.1 environments, Deltek has increased the rate at which they are releasing HotFixes...

What is Earned Value Management, in Real Terms - July 19, 2012

“We manage what we measure.” This is a commonly repeated phrase to describe the concept of management in business, regardless of the industry in which you work. However, if you just happened to have worked on any project, for any company, for any extended period of time you are no doubt aware of how quickly this ideal can break down when it comes into contact with that persistent, irritating thing known as reality...

Announcing the launch of the KMSG Blog - July 18, 2012

After a lot of tinkering and toying with the idea, it is official; KM Systems Group has started a company blog. We are excited for the opportunity to further engage with our customers, partners, and yes, even our competition. KMSG thrives on the expert knowledge and experience of our consultants, so why not share this savvy insight?...