Expanding Opportunities for the EVM and Performance Management Community

Alexandria, VA, October 21, 2013:  The College of Performance Management (CPM), the world’s authority on earned value management and other project performance management techniques, and the world’s largest EVM LinkedIn group, are pleased to announce a formal affiliation. The affiliation offers CPM members and EVM group members an expanded array of services to advance their professional interests and to share, promote, and advance the best of planning, control, and performance management for projects of all sizes and complexity.

“This affiliation is a win-win for the entire performance management community,” says Gary Troop, President of CPM. “It gives our members, stakeholders and supporters an expanded reach to the over 8,000 members of the EVM LinkedIn group, as well as a robust electronic discussion forum.”

“We are excited to begin this formal affiliation with the College of Performance Management,” says Dale Gillam, the EVM LinkedIn group manager. “It gives our members access to discounted CPM membership and all the benefits that come from being affiliated with the world’s authority on earned value management and project performance. This includes leading edge research, the Measurable News quarterly magazine, monthly webinars, discounted attendance at CPM events and the ability to have a greater voice in the CPM community.”

The affiliation, which is effective October 21, will give EVM group members discounted membership in CPM for a limited time. CPM membership benefits include:

  • Free attendance at CPM webinars, at least 10 PDU’s are available from attending webinars each year;
  • Full access to the EVMLibrary, the largest online repository of earned value management and project performance material;
  • Discounted attendance at EVM World, the world’s leading event and training workshop on earned value management and project performance;
  • A subscription to the Measurable News, CPM’s quarterly magazine on earned value management and project performance;
  • The opportunity to participate in senior leadership engagement with CPM, its community and stakeholders through volunteer opportunities and running for a position on the governing board;

The affiliation will offer CPM members, stakeholders and the CPM community a robust electronic forum for discussion and access to a large and diverse audience focused on EVM and project performance.  The forum will maintain its editorial independence and will not be moderated or expressly monitored by CPM. The views expressed in the forum will remain those of the participants and will not be an official expression of CPM views.

The affiliation expands on CPM’s growing number of global relationships including relationships in Europe and Australia. This latest affiliation brings in a global, virtual community and allows participants and community members to leverage the best of online and in-person capabilities. For example, a concept may be introduced in the discussion forum, then discussed during a live online meeting using CPM’s professional online meeting capabilities. It may then be formulated into an article for the Measurable News and eventually lead to an in-person presentation and networking event at EVM World. This new range of discussion and outreach capabilities should provide tremendous value to the CPM community and its stakeholders, along with project performance professionals around the world.

As part of the affiliation, Dale Gillam will assume the role of the CPM Director for LinkedIn Engagement, a volunteer position with College of Performance Management. The logo for the EVM LinkedIn group will be formally changed to recognize the affiliation.

For more information about CPM visit www.mycpm.org. For more information about the EVM LinkedIn group visit www.linkedin.com. For more information about this release contact Mark Phillips, Vice President-Communications, of the College of Performance Management at mark.phillips@mycpm.org.

ABOUT THE COLLEGE OF PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT (CPM)

Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, CPM is the world’s leading source for earned value management and other performance management techniques. The CPM Community has been responsible for leading, developing, promulgating and training people on the program management techniques used by the private sector, the U.S. Federal Government and around the world for successful program performance management.