CPM Tennessee Valley Chapter

List of current officers:

Bob Wasser- President
Truman Carroll- Executive Vice President
Norman Dean- Vice President of Administration
Bill Smart- Vice President of Finance
Reuben Russell- Vice President of Certifications
Julie Ruston – Vice President Meetings and Events
CPM TV – Chapter Bylaws Draft May 2016

Upcoming Meeting:

College of Performance Management Tennessee Valley (CPMTV) Chapter Meeting
Tuesday- March 28, 2017— 3 to 5 Central Time

Defense Acquisition University (South) (DAU)
7115 Old Madison Pike Huntsville, AL 35806

!! If YOU have anything to do with Program Control, don’t miss this meeting!!

CPM is an international, non-profit professional organization dedicated to the disciplines of project management and performance measurement. We assist the earned value professional and project manager in professional growth and promote the application of earned value management. We are a growing body of professionals dedicated to managing projects on time and on budget.


  • BOB Wasser – is the Senior PM, BCF Solutions Master of Ceremonies with Introductions
  • Jerald Kerby – is the NASA Earned Value Management (EVM) Program Executive and will be speaking on what NASA is doing in regards to EVM and any new initiatives.
  • Denise Kerby – is the Director of Earned Value for the Missile Defense Agency and will be speaking on what MDA is doing in regards to EVM and any new initiatives.

This meeting is being sponsored by DAU make sure you thank them for their generosity.

The meeting itself will be from 3pm to 5pm central time, with speakers, then networking, signup for membership, volunteers for future speakers, and any companies or organizations that would like to host or sponsor a future meeting.

This is our Fourteenth Quarterly CPMTV Chapter Meeting.

Your presence and support will be the momentum for future meetings. So please come and consider presenting or sponsoring.

Thanks in Advance — BOB Wasser – bwasser@bcfsolutions.com 256-656-7600

If you plan to attend please respond to bbarry@mycpm.org

Presenter Biographies

Jerald Kerby, NASA
Phone:  (256) 544-3243          Email: jerald.g.kerby@nasa.gov

For the past 25 years, Jerald has worked for NASA at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). Currently, he is the NASA Earned Value Management (EVM) Program Executive. In this role, he serves as the Chairperson for the NASA EVM Working Group (EVMWG) that supports the implementation of EVM throughout NASA, along with the development of EVM policy and handbooks within the Agency. He also is responsible for providing both classroom and hands-on EVM and data-analysis training to the project management community at NASA and MSFC. In addition, Jerald served as project manager for the NASA EVM Capability effort where he led the development of the Agency-wide EVM Capability. He also served as the co-chairperson for the Civilian Agencies and Industry Working Group (CAIWG). This group is represented by multiple agencies which provides a collaborative environment to share ideas, initiatives, etc. It also works to identify and promote project management best practices across the government.

Jerald has served as a speaker at many conferences throughout the years. In addition, he received the prestigious NASA Leadership medal in 2012 and the NDIA-TVC Leadership Excellence award in 2016. He co-authored a chapter on EVM for the book entitled ‘Applied Project Management for Space Systems’. He also was the co-author of an article that was published in the Spring 2005 edition of the Academy Knowledge Sharing (ASK) magazine entitled ‘Putting EVM to the Test’.

Jerald has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Athens State University. He has a Master of Science Degree from the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT). He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Denise Kerby, Missile Defense Agency 
Phone:  (256) 450-0907          Email:  denise.kerby@mda.mil

Denise Kerby is the Director of Earned Value for the Missile Defense Agency. Her office serves as the focal point for all policy, guidance and implementation relating to earned value management.

MDA Mission for EV: provide EVM personnel, support, guidance, and assistance to program managers (PMs) and their staffs in executing their EVM responsibilities. Furnish senior MDA management with timely and accurate EVM information upon which to make informed decisions. Her office also coordinates with DoD, other Government Agencies, and Industry in continuous EVM process improvement.

Prior to joining MDA, she worked for industry as the Huntsville Project Control Business Manager on the Army’s Future Combat Systems Program. Her duties included prime business management responsibility of six major subcontracts, implementation of EVM policies and procedures, conducting Integrated Baseline Reviews, and interfacing with other industry partners and DCMA. Her team included: Business Operations, Integrated Scheduling, and Earned Value Analysts.

Ms. Kerby began her financial management career as a governmental budget analyst while attending Louisiana State University. Since then, she has completed her education and has held a number of positions in industry and the government which has enhanced her experience.

She has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Louisiana State University and a MBA Degree from the University of New Orleans. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Bob Wasser – Senior PM, BCF Solutions
Phone: (256) 656-7600         Email: bwasser@bcfsolutions.com

Mr. Wasser has 43 years of knowledge and experience in Technical Support, Program Control, and Earned Value Management (EVM). He has supported Military, NASA, and Commercial projects as a technician, analyst, trainer, and manager. He currently supports NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) and the Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) in implementing EVM on development contracts and Government in-house applications. He developed training courses to support EVM applications such as in-house EV System processes, baseline development and review processes, performance data analyses, and automated analytical tool usage.

He was a BCF Solutions, Inc. Director and is a Senior Program Manager for the company’s EVM activities in Huntsville, Alabama and has served in this capacity for 10 years. Mr. Wasser was the Engineering and Management Concepts (EMC) Director/Senior Program Manager, Huntsville, Alabama operations. He developed and managed the Contract Support task orders for EVM efforts in support of the NASA MSFC, the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), AMCOM, and the Army Corps of Engineers acquisition mission.

Prior to his role as a support contractor, Mr. Wasser spent twenty years as an IBM Program Control Management Advisory Analyst. He supported multiple programs as a Test Engineer; assisted the Navy helicopter program as a Lead Financial Analyst; and developed, operated, and maintained the IBM Cost and Schedule Reporting System for the Space Station Program at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC).

Mr. Wasser is a certified wInsight instructor (EVM analysis tool) providing more than 500 hours of wInsight users’ instruction. He is also the past President of the wInsight Users’ Group (WUG), the President of the Huntsville Earned Value Working Group PMA, and held executive offices in many other social, sports, educational, and community organizations. He is a member of the College of Performance Management and serves as the President of the College of Performance Management Tennessee Valley.

Past Meetings

College of Performance Management Tennessee Valley (CPMTV) Chapter Meeting
Tuesday- September 6, 2016 — 3 to 5 Central Time

Gordon Kranz, Enlightened IPM, LLC, Scott Fish, ClearPlan, and Josh Garvey, ClearPlan
– Implementation of Agile Management techniques on cost-type development contracts with the EVMS requirement has been a challenge for industry and government. This presentation will use realistic data and tool environments to demonstrate the integration of Agile and EVM through specific examples

Joel Little, Defense Acquisition University (DAU)
– Earned Value Management Waiver Policy Discussion

CPMTV June 2016 Quarterly Meeting Recap Article

Gary Troop – President and CEO of Encore Analytics
– Using Empower’s new DCMA EVMS Testing Protocols (DETP) features to support data driven audits
– How to engage all levels of management in the proactive use of project performance data
– Tips and tricks for collecting narrative analysis with Empower

Truman J. Carroll – NASA/SAIC
– Over Target Baseline: Lessons Learned from the NASA SLS Booster

CPMTV March 2016 Quarterly Meeting Recap Article

College of Performance Management Tennessee Valley (CPMTV) Chapter Meeting
Tuesday- March 1, 2016 — 3 to 5 Central Time

6725 Odyssey Drive
Patriot Room
Huntsville, AL 35806

Tom Polen- Solution Engineer at Deltek- The Truth about Schedule Quality

• Explore the correlation between schedule quality and likelihood of project success
• Identify schedule shortcomings with project analytics
• Implement the key metrics to ensure schedule integrity

Dan Demangos, Solution Engineer at Deltek – A Project Management Easy Button

• Reducing manual processes and ensuring process adherence
• Decreasing process cycle time and improving business rhythm
• Improving the quality of project information
• Maintaining data integrity

CPMTV Feb 2016 Special Meeting Recap Article

!!!!!! SPECIAL EVENT !!!!!!
College of Performance Management Tennessee Valley (CPMTV) Chapter Meeting
Tuesday- February 16, 2016 — 3 to 5 Central Time

Mr. John S. McGregor – Deputy Director for Earned Value Management,

– PARCA Initiatives
– DFARS Case
– PARCA/CAPE Joint Plan
– Reciprocity
– EVM Guidance

– Open Discussion

CPMTV Board Meeting Minutes _August 2016

CPMTV December 2015 Quarterly Meeting Recap Article

CPMTV June 2015 Quarterly Meeting Recap Article

CPMTV March 2015 Quarterly Meeting Recap Article

CPMTV Dec 2014 Quarterly Meeting Recap Article – Updated

CPMTV Sept 2014 Quarterly Meeting Recap Article

CPMTV June 2014 Kickoff Meeting Recap Article