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CPM WDC 2016-2018 Chapter Executive Council
President – Barbara Phillips
VP of Administration – Vacant
VP of Finance – Kathy Evans
VP of Sponsorships – Wendy Hilton
VP of Volunteer Coordination – Michael Marcell
VP of Membership and Communication – Robin Pulverenti
VP of Programs – Dave Scott
VP of Website Marketing – Matt Strain

Upcoming CPM WDC Chapter Meeting / Events information and presentation topics:

CPM WDC Presents….

WDC Chapter Networking Happy Hour (9/21)

Networking Event –  
When: September 21, 2017 at 4:30-7:30pm EDT – Following the GAO Agile Experts Meeting
Location: Bar Deco 717 6th St NW, Washington, DC 20001 (Members and Non-Members welcome!)

REGISTER HERE

CPM WDC is hosting its first Networking Happy Hour on Thursday, September 21st at 4:30 PM.

It will be held after the GAO Cost, Schedule, and EVM Expert Meeting.

Our Sponsor – BDO – reserved space at Bar Deco, 717 6th St NW, Washington, DC 20001.  Even if you are not attending the GAO meeting or you are not a CPM member, please join us to catch up with your peers and meet new people as we discuss the path forward for the Chapter.  The Chapter is looking for topic ideas and volunteers. Give us your business card and be entered for a chance to get a free admission to the September 21st Chapter Meeting and Presentation by Matt Hawkins of the NSF.

 

 

WDC Meeting and Presentation by Matt Hawkins Head of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Large Facilities Office (LFO)  
Topic: Cost and Schedule Management for NSF Large Facility Projects
When: September 28, 2017
Location: LS Technologies, LLC offices, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Suite 940W, Washington, DC 20024

Register:
REGISTER HERE
Price:  $20 for members and $30 non-members (includes heavy hors d’oeuvres)
PDU: One (1) PMI PDU
Agenda
• 5:00 to 5:30 – Registration and Mixer (Allow time for badging/arrivals)
• 5:30 to 7:00 – Presentation –
• 7:00 to 7:30 – Additional Networking

Description

Mr. Hawkins will discuss NSF practices for cost and schedule management for major facility projects with multiple agency, research community, and other external stakeholders. His talk will include a brief history of NSF award mechanisms and how (and why) NSF’s practices have transformed over the past several years.

Mr. Hawkins leads the office that is responsible for providing project management assistance and agency-wide assurance for NSF’s broad portfolio of major multi-user research facilities. The LFO is the NSF’s primary resource for development and implementation of all policies and procedures related to the full life-cycle oversight of major facility projects, and is the NSF-wide resource on project management good practice. The LFO also facilitates coordination and collaboration throughout NSF to share application of lessons learned from prior projects.

Registration expected to open by September 7, 2017.

Biography of Speaker: Matthew Hawkins

From 2008 to 2014, before taking over the LFO, Mr. Hawkins was a Program Officer for Ship Acquisition and Upgrade in the Division of Ocean Sciences at NSF.  He was responsible for providing oversight for the R/V Sikuliaq (Alaska Region Research Vessel) and the Regional Class Research Vessel projects ($200M and ~$300M respectively). From 1992 to 2008, Mr. Hawkins was employed at the University of Delaware, College of Marine Studies as chief mate, senior research vessel captain and finally the Director of Marine Operations where he managed construction of the U.S. Academic Research Fleet’s newest coastal research vessel; the Hugh R. Sharp. Immediately out of college, he served three years as a commissioned deck officer aboard research and survey ships with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Mr. Hawkins has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Maine, and a Master’s degree in International Policy and Practice from George Washington University. In his spare time, he enjoys boating and flying.

Chapter News

We are pleased to announce that Wendy Hilton, Robin Pulverenti and Dave Scott have joined Michael Marcell, Matt Strain, Kathy Evans and myself on the CPM WDC Chapter Executive Council. We will be holding elections in 2018 so consider volunteering your talents. See our webpage for more info: mycpm.org/cpmwdc.

Best wishes,

Your CPM WDC Chapter Executive Council

Wendy Hilton, Robin Pulverenti, Dave Scott, Michael Marcell, Matt Strain, Kathy Evans and Barbara Phillips

Meeting Sponsor: LS Technologies LLC


Past Topics Presented at CPM WDC Chapter Meetings:

Topic: Concepts for Revolutionizing IBRs (Speaker: Ivan Bembers, NRO)
When: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 @ 5:00–8:00 p.m.

Description
The NRO is piloting a refocused Integrated Baseline Review (IBR) approach to ensure that the review outcome is based upon the Government program manager’s achievability determination of the performance measurement baseline and the sufficiency of management reserve with identified risks, opportunities and issues. The pilots underway are supporting a cultural shift of methods and practices to lessen the legacy emphasis of reviewing the contractors EVMS processes and implementation practices with greater emphasis to evaluate the technical content of the baseline with the integrated baseline schedule, resources and budgets. The new approach is focusing Government program management focus on the Contractor’s underlying baseline development assumptions, project management constraints, and the challenges and enablers that supports as assessment of the Government’s confidence level of future baseline execution achievability.

Mr. Ivan Bembers is the Director of the NRO, Earned Value Management Center of Excellence (ECE). As the EVM Focal Point, he leads the independent surveillance organizations and heads efforts and initiatives to research best practices in EVM and scheduling, as well as collaboration across the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense and Civil agencies for EVM.

Topic: Agile and EVM Panel: Practical Practitioners Share Best Practices (Speakers: Ty C. Deschamp of the National Nuclear Security Administration; Travis Anderson of the US Geological Survey; Adam Byer, Census Bureau and Jim Duffy, Raytheon)
When: Thursday, October 13 @ 5:00-8:00p.m.

PDU: Two (2) PMI PDU

Description
The meeting has two (2) components. The first is the panel on agile and EVM. The second is a presentation on how a program management office handles connecting the System Development Life Cycle to Agile Development.

Panel
(5:30 to 7:00) The program performance and control field is tackling how to apply EVM management and reporting to projects that use an Agile approach. Since 2014, CPM WDC has held several meetings have dealt with this topic. We have has prepared a continuation of the discussion with a panel focused now on best practices with panelists who are dealing with the challenges everyday.
CPM WDC is delighted to offer Moderator, Grant Liddle from Oracle. Panelists incude Ty C. Deschamp of the National Nuclear Security Administration, Travis Anderson of the US Geological Survey, Adam Byer, Census Bureau and Jim Duffy, Raytheon.

The panelists will provide comments on their perspective on their best practices and hold a Q&A to generate a discussion with the participants. This meeting is an opportunity to get questions answered.

Presentation Agenda (7:00 to 8:00) The presentation will cover an overview of the Construction and Engineering Global Business Unit Program Management Office including the Development Organization and Projects. This will be followed by discussing how the System Development Life Cycle supports Agile Development and Continuous Delivery plus Executive Reporting and a Q&A session.

Signed,
CPM WDC Chapter Executive Council
Barbara Phillips, Eva Walter, Kathy Evans, Laura Ayres, Michael Marcell, Kelle McCluskey, Ryan Smith

Biography of Panelists

Ty C. Deschamp, NA-50 – Office of Safety, Infrastructure and Operations, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Ty is the Federal Program Manager of the multiple award winning ‘G2’ program management information system. Ty lead the G2 team in scaling up their operations from an 8 person scrum team supporting a single customer, to a 65+ person high performing scaled agile program that now supports 5 major customers; G2 is now one of the largest software programs in NNSA. Ty has broad experience across small R&D projects to major federal EVM programs.

James Duffy, Raytheon

Jim has 19 years software project management and EVMS experience. Jim created the EVM approach used on Agile projects at Raytheon and since 2012 has successfully implemented this methodology on several, large-scale Agile development projects. Jim is a member of the NDIA Agile working group and contributed his experience to both the NDIA and PARCA Agile EVM guides released in March 2016.

Travis Anderson, US Geological Survey

Travis Anderson is a Project Controller for the Department of Interior (DOI) United States Geological Survey (USGS) Technical Support Services Contract (TSSC) with SGT, Inc. in Sioux Falls, SD. His aerospace career started in 2007 on the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) project as an earned value management integration lead. He has broad experience in program planning using traditional, Agile, and earned value management methods on projects that vary across Science, R&D, Operations, and Software Development type activities with budgets range from thousands to millions of dollars spanning months to several years. He actively serves as the Director of Lean Agile Community of Practice (CoP) for the PMI Sioux Empire chapter.

Adam Byer, iTech AG

Adam is an Executive Vice President with iTech AG.  He was born, raised, and currently resides in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. After graduating from Mount Saint Mary’s College, Adam began his career in the Project Management industry as an internal Budget Analyst and Project Controller for large Defense Contractors which is where he was first introduced PM skills such as Scheduling, Earned Value Management, and Budget Analysis. Over the last 10 years of his career he has taken and expanded on these skills, providing consulting services to multiple federal clients on large IT programs using the Agile Methodology for software development and integration.  Adam has worked with numerous federal clients including the IRS, Census Bureau, Department of Labor, and Department of State.  He holds the following certifications:  CSM, PMP, PMI-SP

Rhonda Ferris, Oracle

Ms. Ferris, is a certified Project Management Professional, and holds a double MBA: MBA from Kennedy-Western University in 2003 and an MBA in Financial Accounting from Walden University in 2008. Ms. Ferris earned her Bachelors degree in Economics from the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Business and Economics. She functions as an engagement manager for accounts with Hewlett Packard (HPES), General Dynamics (GDLS, GDIT) and GeoEye andmost recently, the Solution Architect for an ANSI/748 Compliant US Army BRAC program in Seoul Korea.

Moderator: Grant Liddle, Oracle

Grant Liddle is a Senior Sales Consultant for Oracle Construction and Engineering Global Business Unit. Prior to joining Oracle, Grant worked as an Agile Project Manager and Agile Coach helping organizations realize the benefits of their Agile Transformation initiatives. Grant has over 19 years of experience in IT across numerous industries (Healthcare, Transportation, Higher Education, Manufacturing, Public sector, Financial services). He has over 6 years’ experience in implementing projects and leading training sessions on Scrum, Kanban, Scaled Agile Framework, and Lean principles for both large and small organizations. As an avid fan of using data to drive business decisions, Grant married the concepts of EVM with Agile methods to forecast project completion dates and engage stakeholders during implementation. Grant currently holds the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner certification and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh.

Biography of Presentation Speaker – Chris Stanley

Chris Stanley is the Senior Manager for the Oracle Construction and Engineering Global Business Unit (CEGBU), Development Operations and Program Management Office. He is responsible for methodology and project management, business intelligence reporting, and product release management for the CEGBU Development organization. He has over 10 years’ experience in the enterprise software development industry and over 6 years’ experience managing the PMO for CEGBU.

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PwC, together with Strategy&, creates value for clients by building trust and addressing businesses’ most important problems, from strategy through execution. Combining depth of industry and business knowledge with technical skill, PwC’s capabilities across consulting, deals and forensics can help organizations build the next competitive advantage – whether that involves strategy, structure, people, process or technology. PwC’s global network of assurance, tax and advisory professionals brings together the right skills and capabilities to help clients achieve success anywhere around the world.


Topic: EVM Reciprocity MOU (Speakers: Jerald Kerby, NASA & Matoka Forbes, FAA)

When: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 @ 4:30–7:30 p.m.

PDU: One (1) PMI PDU

Description
NASA and FAA now have in place an EVM Reciprocity Memoranda of Understanding (MOU). This is an exciting achievement on the road to government cost savings. Many more are expected. Join us and the points of contact from NASA and FAA to learn more about how the MOU came about and its future.

The MOU indicates that a contractor’s EVM validation accepted by FAA will be considered for acceptance by NASA and vice versa. This was supported by OMB and the
Presidential Memorandum, Reducing the Burden of Certifying Earned Value Management Systems, dated October 23, 2015, encouraging agencies to enter into reciprocal agreements;
•DESIRING to eliminate unnecessary or duplicative processes;
•DESIRING to increase efficiency and reduce costs;
•DESIRING to reduce barriers and burdens to contracting with the Federal Government;
Find it at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/procurement/memo/nasa_faa_evms_reciprocity_mou_march_31_2016.pdf

This meeting hosts Jerald Kerby of NASA and Matoka Forbes of FAA. They met the challenges along the way to get this Understanding in place and are excited to share their experience.

Signed,
CPM WDC Chapter Executive Council
Barbara Phillips, Eva Walter, Kathy Evans, Laura Ayres, Michael Marcell, Kelle McCluskey, Ryan Smith

Biography of Panelists

Jerald Kerby

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 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 Project Management Institutes (PMI) and NASA Project Management conferences throughout the years. He was the keynote speaker at the University of California’s Project Management Excellence symposium in 2004. In addition, he has co-authored a chapter in 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).

Matoka Forbes

Matoka Forbes is the FAA EVM Focal Point and has over 25 years of Systems Engineering, Acquisition, Project Management and EVM Experience. Matoka began her career as a systems engineer at the MITRE Corporation, McLean, VA. She developed requirement specifications for major DoD command and control systems. After working at MITRE and obtaining her Masters degree from George Washington University, Washington, DC she furthered her career at Teledyne Brown Engineering and Systems Engineering Management in Northern Virginia. Since October 1992 she has worked at the FAA in the program office in support of major air traffic control systems development, implementation and deployment. This experience also included work in the program office as a contracting officer technical representative and project/program manager for weather sensor and flight planning systems. She successfully worked to ensure EVM was implemented on flight service contracts.

In July 2011, Matoka became the FAA EVM Focal Point. She leads a team in the planning, organizing, and development of all EVM related efforts for the agency. She has been instrumental in conducting program level Integrated Baseline Reviews since taking on her assignment.

She is a PMI Project Management Professional, holds a FAA Level III Program/Project Management Certification and Federal Acquisition Certification for Program Managers. She also has a B.S. Degree in Mathematics from Virginia Union University, M.S. Degree in Mathematics from George Washington University, Sr. Program Managers’ Certificate from American University and Systems Engineering and Architecture Certificate from Stevens Technological Institute. She is also an OPM Executive Potential Program Graduate.

MCR Logo2Meeting Sponsor: MCR Federal, LLC, of McLean, VA, is the nation’s premier Integrated Program Management (IPM) firm. Since 1977, MCR has delivered strategic planning, cost/schedule analysis, acquisition management, engineering, test and program assessment solutions to help government and commercial clients successfully manage their programs. MCR’s almost 600 professionals provide critical thinking and integrated solutions to smart acquisition professionals, helping customers become more efficient and effective in managing complex programs. More information can be found at www.mcri.com.

PwCChapter Corporate Sponsor: PwC US helps organizations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. We’re a member of the PwC network of firms, which has firms in 157 countries with more than 195,000 people. We’re committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Find out more and tell us what matters to you by visiting us at www.pwc.com.

PwC, together with Strategy&, creates value for clients by building trust and addressing businesses’ most important problems, from strategy through execution. Combining depth of industry and business knowledge with technical skill, PwC’s capabilities across consulting, deals and forensics can help organizations build the next competitive advantage – whether that involves strategy, structure, people, process or technology. PwC’s global network of assurance, tax and advisory professionals brings together the right skills and capabilities to help clients achieve success anywhere around the world.


Topic: Trends in Integrated Program Management (Speaker: Dale Gillam)

When: Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Location: SAIC
1710 SAIC Drive
McLean, VA 22102
Park in the parking garage next to the building
The Curie/Drew Conference Room – Conference center 1st floor

Description
Through a facilitated discussion, meeting attendees will contribute to the understanding of current trends and shaping the path forward in the Integrated Program Management (IPM) community. The IPM community includes EVM, project scheduling, program performance measurement, effective contracting, program start-up and transition management, and many other related practices.

Our speaker, Dale Gillam, will provide his extensive knowledge and insights about developments in IPM interwoven with small group discussions by the participants. The evening will highlight the future of IPM and how we, as a community, can grow and support it.

Dale Gillam, in his many leadership positions from SAIC’s EVM and Scheduling focal point to active board roles in NDIA, CPM, and NCMA, is a leader in our field and well informed to shine the light on the way forward. Join us to share, learn, and be an active member of the community.

CPM WDC Chapter Executive Committee
Barbara Phillips, Laura Ayres, Walter Barnes, Michael Marcell, Kelle McCluskey, Ryan Smith, Eva Walter

DaleBiography of Speaker
Dale Gillam

Dale Gillam is a Program Manager and the Earned Value Management (EVM) and Scheduling Focal Point for SAIC. Mr. Gillam’s expertise is in program start-up, planning, scheduling, and EVM, with an emphasis on implementing Integrated Program Management (IPM) solutions. Mr. Gillam is responsible for policy and practice definition, oversight and compliance, customer interface, and program implementation. Mr. Gillam has overseen hundreds and led dozens of IPM solutions for many U.S. Department of Defense and Civilian Agency customers. The solutions have spanned the spectrum from million dollar task orders, to several hundred million dollar services and staff augmentation contracts, to multi-billion dollar developmental contracts across all contract types.

Mr. Gillam serves on the Governing Boards of the National Defense Industrial Association’s Integrated Program Management Division (NDIA IPMD), the College of Performance Management (CPM), and the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Tyson’s Chapter. Mr. Gillam engages on these Boards to contribute to improving the depth in each discipline while also improving the integration across the disciplines to support better program outcomes.

Mr. Gillam’s formal education includes a B.B.A. and an M.B.A and several executive programs from the University of Virginia, Stanford University, George Washington University, San Diego State University, and Radford University. Mr. Gillam also has twelve current industry certifications in different functional areas related to integrated program management (CFM, SCPM, CMC, CCE/A, PMP, CMQ/OE, CMA, EVP, CSM, CSSGB, CPCM, PMI-SP).

Dale can be reached at: phone (703) 431-6398 or e-mail: gillamd@saic.com

PwCChapter Corporate Sponsor: PwC US helps organizations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. We’re a member of the PwC network of firms, which has firms in 157 countries with more than 195,000 people. We’re committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Find out more and tell us what matters to you by visiting us at www.pwc.com.

PwC, together with Strategy&, creates value for clients by building trust and addressing businesses’ most important problems, from strategy through execution. Combining depth of industry and business knowledge with technical skill, PwC’s capabilities across consulting, deals and forensics can help organizations build the next competitive advantage – whether that involves strategy, structure, people, process or technology. PwC’s global network of assurance, tax and advisory professionals brings together the right skills and capabilities to help clients achieve success anywhere around the world.

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We are dedicated to delivering quality mission-oriented technical services and solutions and to contributing to the security of our nation and well-being of our local communities. We believe high ethical standards are essential to achieving our individual and corporate goals. Our core values are: integrity, mission understanding, empowerment, and creativity. We apply our core values to all our interactions with our customers, our fellow employees, our suppliers and subcontractors, our neighbors, and our stockholders. Learn more about our core values and SAIC at www.saic.com.


Topic: Agile and EVM: A Program Manager’s Desk Guide (Speaker: John McGregor, DoD PARCA)

When: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Location: MCR, LLC
600 Maryland Avenue, SW
Suite 306E East Tower
Washington, DC 20024
PDU: One (1) PMI PDU

Description

PARCA EVM published Agile and Earned Value Management: A Program Manager’s Desk Guide (“Desk Guide”) on March 3, 2016. The Desk Guide is the output of a collaborative effort between experts in Government and Industry. It is intended as a resource for Department of Defense (DoD) personnel and contractors managing programs with Earned Value Management (EVM) and Agile philosophies. Find it on the web at: http://www.acq.osd.mil/evm/docs/PARCA%20Agile%20and%20EVM%20PM%20Desk%20Guide.pdf

Mr. John S. McGregor is the Deputy Director for Earned Value Management in the Performance Assessments and Root Cause Analyses organization in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition. Mr. McGregor’s office serves as the Department of Defense focal point for all policy, guidance, and competency relating to Earned Value Management.

The Desk Guide promises to be influential as industry and government continue to develop methods and techniques to enable EVM reporting on projects using an agile approach. Mr. McGregor will discuss PARCA’s approach to developing the Desk Guide and how he expects it to be used. John encourages questions and discussion about the Desk Guide and agile and earned value reporting.

Signed,
CPM WDC Chapter Executive Council
Barbara Phillips, Eva Walter, Kathy Evans, Laura Ayres, Michael Marcell, Kelle McCluskey, Ryan Smith

Biography of Speaker

John McGregorJohn S. McGregor

Mr. John S. McGregor is the Deputy Director for Earned Value Management in the Performance Assessments and Root Cause Analyses organization in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition. Mr. McGregor’s office serves as the Department of Defense focal point for all policy, guidance, and competency relating to Earned Value Management. To facilitate consistent EVM implementation across the Department, Mr. McGregor’s office is responsible for the development and communication of DoD EVM policy, guidance and interpretation, as well as for managing the EVM Central Repository as the authoritative source of EVM data for the Department.

Mr. McGregor has established and been recognized for a track record of superior performance and leadership resulting in streamlined operations with increased efficiency and effectiveness. Throughout his career, Mr. McGregor has received several prestigious awards to include: the Department of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award, Office of the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence, the Navy Commendation Medal (3 Awards), and the Navy Achievement Medal (4 Awards).

During his nearly thirty year career, Mr. McGregor has held various military, contractor, and DoD civilian positions including mission support, program analysis and oversight throughout the entire DoD Acquisition Lifecycle, and policy development . His responsibilities have ranged from air vehicle maintenance and aircraft deployments to budget functions for ship operations programs, to planning, tracking, and control of performance data for major acquisition programs.

Prior to his current position, Mr. McGregor was the Director of the Earned Value Management (EVM) Division of the Cost Engineering and Industrial Analysis Group for the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). In this role, Mr. McGregor was responsible for the development and implementation of headquarters oversight policy and processes for Earned Value Management System surveillance and analysis by NAVSEA Headquarters and field activities. He provided oversight and direction for the analysis and use of contractor earned value management data on major acquisition programs and managed the development and implementation of common EVM analysis tools for use by NAVSEA personnel.

Prior to his Director position at NAVSEA, Mr. McGregor was the Lead Earned Value Management Analyst responsible for development and use of mathematical modeling to compile and analyze data for all ACAT 1 programs at NAVSEA, including multi-ship buy scenarios, accelerated and delayed production schedules, industrial base analysis, independent cost estimates, rates analysis, estimates at completion, and numerous cost and schedule profiles. The results of the analysis were used to provide program cost and schedule performance information to Congress, GAO, and OSD.

Mr. McGregor holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from St. Leo University in Norfolk, Virginia.

MCR Logo2Meeting Sponsor: MCR Federal, LLC, of McLean, VA, is the nation’s premier Integrated Program Management (IPM) firm. Since 1977, MCR has delivered strategic planning, cost/schedule analysis, acquisition management, engineering, test and program assessment solutions to help government and commercial clients successfully manage their programs. MCR’s almost 600 professionals provide critical thinking and integrated solutions to smart acquisition professionals, helping customers become more efficient and effective in managing complex programs. More information can be found at www.mcri.com.

PwCChapter Corporate Sponsor: PwC US helps organizations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. We’re a member of the PwC network of firms, which has firms in 157 countries with more than 195,000 people. We’re committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Find out more and tell us what matters to you by visiting us at www.pwc.com.

PwC, together with Strategy&, creates value for clients by building trust and addressing businesses’ most important problems, from strategy through execution. Combining depth of industry and business knowledge with technical skill, PwC’s capabilities across consulting, deals and forensics can help organizations build the next competitive advantage – whether that involves strategy, structure, people, process or technology. PwC’s global network of assurance, tax and advisory professionals brings together the right skills and capabilities to help clients achieve success anywhere around the world.


Topic: How Project Facing Organizations Use EVM (Speaker: Steve Shinn, NASA)

When: Thursday, April 21, 2016 @ 4:30–7:30 p.m.

Location: SGT, Inc. Headquarters
Suburban Washington DC
7701 Greenbelt Road, Suite 400
Greenbelt, MD 20770

This meeting will issue 1 PMI PDU

Description

Stephen A. Shinn (Steve), Deputy Director for Planning and Business Management at NASA GSFC for the Flight Project Directorate, is excited to share his experience about how EVM data is used at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).

The NASA project portfolio varies greatly ranging from small space system instrument projects through full scale flagship missions like the James Webb Space Telescope. GSFC also manages both in-house and contractor work. GSFC is in the rare position to manage projects using EV to manage their internal work in the same manner that they manage prime contractor work. Steve’s business area oversight includes Project Planning and Control, Scheduling, Cost Estimating, EVM, Risk Management as well as Reporting and Analysis that includes policies, procedures, guidance, tools, templates, and training.

Steve will discuss the GSFC approach to EV reporting that emphasizes meaningful data for management attention and action. He will share how NASA centers use the various data reports as well as how it compares to other agencies. Steve encourages questions about executive management and reporting, RFPs, NASA management reserves, trends in reporting at NASA, and more!

Signed,
CPM WDC Chapter Executive Council
Barbara Phillips, Laura Ayres, Walter Barnes, Michael Marcell, Kelle McCluskey, Ryan Smith, Eva Walter

Biography of Speaker

Shinn-new-240x300Stephen A. Shinn
Steve Shinn is the Deputy Director for Planning and Business Management for the Flight Projects Directorate at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). In his role, he serves as the principal operating official for the directorate in planning and developing management processes and business strategies. Steve manages all directorate matters related to business, project planning and control, resource management, organizational staffing, workforce development, diversity and equal opportunity, and physical assets.

Steve has held various management positions in pricing, cost management, estimating, operations management, software management, EVMS, and scheduling. He is a Project Management Institute Project Management Professional and has conducted workshops on topics such as cost estimating, pricing strategy, variance analysis, EVMS, Integrated Baseline Review/System Review, and cost modeling. He is also an instructor in Project Planning and Control at The Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering.

He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from The College of New Jersey and a Master of Science Degree in Technical Management from Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering.

PwCChapter Corporate Sponsor: PwC US helps organizations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. We’re a member of the PwC network of firms, which has firms in 157 countries with more than 195,000 people. We’re committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Find out more and tell us what matters to you by visiting us at www.pwc.com.

PwC, together with Strategy&, creates value for clients by building trust and addressing businesses’ most important problems, from strategy through execution. Combining depth of industry and business knowledge with technical skill, PwC’s capabilities across consulting, deals and forensics can help organizations build the next competitive advantage – whether that involves strategy, structure, people, process or technology. PwC’s global network of assurance, tax and advisory professionals brings together the right skills and capabilities to help clients achieve success anywhere around the world.

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Planning vs Scheduling: A look at Primavera and MS Project

When: Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Location: MCR, LLC
600 Maryland Avenue, SW
Suite 306E East Tower
Washington, DC 20024
PDU: One (1) PMI PDU

Presentation Abstract
In today’s world of project management, there is scheduling software of many varieties. The two most popular software products are Primavera P6 v.x (P6) and Microsoft Project (MSP). Time and time again, MSP users are asked to work in P6, and P6 users are asked to work in MSP. Schedulers are left wondering why MSP does not maintain integrity, while P6 is not able to be manipulated. What are the strengths and weaknesses of these tools? Mike will lead a discussion to explore features of MSP and P6 and discuss the tool of choice for a variety of situations.

Speaker BioMichael Marcell2
Mr. Marcell has over sixteen (16) years of specialized experience in Project Management and Project Controls, including a wide variety of transportation and building construction programs, commercial and technical service integration, Manufacturing, Government, Software development, Integrated Logistics, and Research / Development programs. Mr. Marcell has designed and implemented tools, processes, and procedures for Project Cost Management and Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) as the Program Planning and Controls Manager for a many organizations.

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PwC, together with Strategy&, creates value for clients by building trust and addressing businesses’ most important problems, from strategy through execution. Combining depth of industry and business knowledge with technical skill, PwC’s capabilities across consulting, deals and forensics can help organizations build the next competitive advantage – whether that involves strategy, structure, people, process or technology. PwC’s global network of assurance, tax and advisory professionals brings together the right skills and capabilities to help clients achieve success anywhere around the world.


Transformational Attributes of the DoD EVMS Interpretation Guide (Speaker: Gordon Kranz)

When: Thursday, October 15, 2015 @ 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Location: Westin Crystal City
1800 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Arlington, VA 22202
Metro Accessible

This meeting will issue 1 PMI PDU

GKDescription
The DoD Earned Value Management System Interpretation Guide (“Guide”), published spring 2015, had an immediate impact how the 32 guidelines were understood and intended. The Guide created opportunity to influence how the EIA-748 Standard for EVM can and should be understood for wide range of projects undertaken within the Federal government work space.

Our speaker, Gordon Kranz, in his role of deputy director of PARCA, was the thought-leader responsible for the Guide. At this talk, he’ll explain the Guide’s necessity and its transformational attributes.

This will not be a presentation but rather a conversation. Please do come with an inquisitive mind and a list of questions.

CPM WDC Committee
Barbara Phillips, Chair
Laura Ayres, Walter Barnes, Michael Marcell, Melissa Nino, Ryan Smith, Eva Walter, Directors

Biography of Speaker
Gordon M. Kranz, President, CEO Enlightened Integrated Program Management, LLC
Phone (571) 268-8168 E-mail: gmkranz@eipm-llc.com

Mr. Gordon Kranz has more than 33 years of defense acquisition experience, including 7 years in the Senior Executive Service within the Office of the Secretary of Defense,16 years in private industry as a senior technical lead and program manager and 10 years as an acquisition program manager for the United States Air Force.

Mr. Kranz has recently left government service where he was the Deputy Director Performance Assessments and Root Cause Analyses for Earned Value Management in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition. In that role Mr. Kranz’s office served as the Department of Defense focal point for all policy, guidance, and competency relating to Earned Value Management.

Prior, Mr. Kranz held positions as the Executive Director, Engineering and Analysis, for the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) and the Director, Systems and Software Engineering, in the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (DUSD) for Acquisition and Technology (A&T). In these roles, Mr. Kranz provided policy, training, and tools required to perform systems engineering, software engineering, earned value management, manufacturing and production, quality, system assurance, risk management, and supply chain predictability.

Mr. Kranz received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from North Dakota State University, a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and is a certified PMP and Scrum Master Professional I.

PwCChapter Corporate Sponsor: PwC US helps organizations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. We’re a member of the PwC network of firms, which has firms in 157 countries with more than 195,000 people. We’re committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Find out more and tell us what matters to you by visiting us at www.pwc.com.

PwC, together with Strategy&, creates value for clients by building trust and addressing businesses’ most important problems, from strategy through execution. Combining depth of industry and business knowledge with technical skill, PwC’s capabilities across consulting, deals and forensics can help organizations build the next competitive advantage – whether that involves strategy, structure, people, process or technology. PwC’s global network of assurance, tax and advisory professionals brings together the right skills and capabilities to help clients achieve success anywhere around the world.

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Our customers execute some of the world’s largest projects and rely on EcoSys EPC to implement best practices for full lifecycle project controls including project cost management, project portfolio management (PPM), capital program management, budgeting, forecasting, estimating, workforce planning, and earned value management. EcoSys www.ecosys.net.


GAO Scheduling Best Practices and the Agile Process: A Round Table

When: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 @ 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Location: Westin Crystal City
1800 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
Arlington, VA 22202
Metro Accessible

This meeting will issue 1 PMI PDU

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Description
The program control field is still abuzz with combining agile methodology practices with EVM reporting requirements. Our January and April meetings demonstrated that more discussion and debate is welcome. Your local chapter, CPM WDC, has prepared a continuation of the discussion but now from the GAO perspective. As a result, CPM WDC is delighted to host Karen Richey, Jennie Leotta and Juana Collymore as panelists. They have supported the creation and publication of the Agile appendix to the GAO Schedule Guide.

The panelists will provide comments on their perspective of the ten (10) best practices (see links below) described in the GAO Scheduling guide appendix but the purpose of this meeting is discuss them. This meeting is an opportunity to get questions answered. The ten best practices will not be briefed, per se. Attendees are expected to come informed.

GAO discovered during many audits for IT systems did not have schedules because they were using the Agile method to develop software. The purpose of the appendix is to identify common misconceptions about scheduling for Agile projects and dispel them. The appendix will describe the applicability and benefits of scheduling best practices for Agile projects with various considerations. It will also identify key document differences between Agile and traditional scheduling.

The final draft is expected Fall 2015; however, it has been briefed at several conferences including the Integrated Program Management Workshop (IPMW) in Bethesda, MD (Nov 2014) and NDIA IMPD in Crystal City (April 2015) as well as published in the CPM Measureable News (April 2015).

The GAO published an article in Measureable News: http://www.mycpm.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Measurable-News-Issue-2-2015.pdf

The GAO brief to NDIA IPMD can be found at: http://www.ndia.org/Divisions/Divisions/IPMD/Documents/Events/2015-04-QuarterlyMeeting/Presentation%20April%2015/J_Collymore_GAOPRESENTATION_TO_NDIA.pdf

The GAO Schedule Assessment Guide (exposure draft) can be downloaded at: http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-12-120G

Join others who are interested in the topic for what is sure to be a lively discussion on the complexity of joining the practices.

CPM WDC Committee
Barbara Phillips, Chair
Ryan Smith, Eva Walter, Walter Barnes, Directors

Biographies of Panelists

Karen Richey is an Assistant Director for the Applied Research and Methods Team at the Government Accountability Office (GAO). She is a senior cost analyst responsible for performing cost, schedule, and Earned Value Management analyses to support audit findings on a wide range of government programs. Certified by the National Defense University as a Chief Information Officer (CIO), Karen is also Level-III certified in the field of cost estimating and financial management. She has 24 years-experience in the fields of cost estimating, scheduling, and EVM analysis.

Before joining the GAO, Karen was a cost analyst for the Department of the Navy where she performed earned value management and developed independent cost estimates for major weapon programs and automated information systems. Karen holds a degree in Statistics and Mathematics from the University of South Carolina. In the past few years, she has developed and delivered a one day training class for auditors on EVM as well as co-authoring articles in The INTOSAI IT Journal and the Navy Comptroller Magazine. In June 2009, Karen received an Award of Excellence from the Federal Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) and an Award of Merit from the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International for leading the development of the GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide. In March 2011, she received a CPIC Best Educational Contribution award for providing an outstanding contribution in training and educational tools for CPIC and related fields.

Jennie Leotta is Senior Research Analyst for the Applied Research and Methods Team at the Government Accountability Office (GAO). She is a responsible for performing cost, schedule, and Earned Value Management analyses to support audit findings on a wide range of government programs. Certified bythe International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association, Jennie is also Level-III certified in the field of cost estimating and financial management. She has 9 years experience in the fields of cost estimating, scheduling, and EVM analysis.

Before joining the GAO, Jennie was a senior operations research analyst for the Department of Homeland Security where she performed proposal evaluation reviews and developed and reviewed cost estimates for major programs and high priority projects. She has also worked as an operations research analyst at the Navy and a survey statistician at the US Census Bureau. Jennie holds a B.S. degree in Quantitative Finance from James Madison University and an M.A. degree in Economics from George Mason University.

Juaná Collymore is a senior schedule analyst for the Applied Research and Methods team at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), where she is responsible for evaluating cost processes and performing schedule analyses generated by programs across a myriad of federal agencies. She has 15 years experience in the fields of schedule estimating and technology auditing and holds certifications as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP).

Before joining the GAO in November 2012, Juaná was a Master Scheduler with Chevo Consulting, where she provided subject matter expertise in proper scheduling for major federal IT investments. Before IT consulting, she managed schedules and project controls for various local major construction projects including the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, Dulles and National Airports and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.

Juaná has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Howard University and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Cost Estimating and Analysis from Naval Postgraduate Schedule. She spends her non-GAO time cooking, exercising and spending time with family and friends.


CPM WDC Presents….

“Agile and EVM: A Round Table on Planning”

When: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 @ 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Location: Hyatt Regency Reston, Reston Town Center
1800 Presidents Street, Reston, VA 20190
Metro Accessible

Info: For more information, send message to: CPMWDC@mycpm.org

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cpm-wdc-meeting-agile-and-evms-a-round-table-on-planning-tickets-16328188050

Please RSVP by Monday, April 20, 2015. Onsite registration will be available as space permits.

$20 for members and $30 non-members (includes light refreshments)

This meeting will issue 1 PMI PDU

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Encore Analytics’ Empower, is the first and only cloud-based analytical tool that integrates earned value, schedule, and other key performance data to enable proactive management of complex projects. Empower features an attractive and powerful user interface that provides immediate productivity gains for control account managers, program managers, support staff, and oversight organizations. Empower is specifically designed to quickly locate problem areas, identify trends, display element-of-cost information, graphically display schedule Gantt information, provide immediate insight into data quality issues, and streamline the creation of narrative analyses. The cloud-based architecture provides a lower total-cost-of-ownership than desktop tools, since no application is installed on individual computers. Empower leverages your current software investment by seamlessly integrating with existing databases, migrating many of your customizations, and providing a familiar interface that will reduce implementation and training costs.

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Agenda

The program control field remains abuzz with combining agile methodology practices with EVM reporting requirements. Our January meeting, held January 21, demonstrated that more discussion and debate is welcome. Your local chapter, CPM WDC, has prepared a continuation and yet a more define panel discussion. This meeting will focus on the preparation and planning aspects for agile where EVM reporting is required. Specially, it will discuss answers to the following questions:

• How is a product-oriented WBS demonstrated? How is scope segmented into its parts? How are sprints and releases reflected in the WBS and IMS?

• What are the exit criteria for the work? That is, what is the definition of done? What is the role of the feature and story point?

Panelists include:
• Matt Strain of General Dynamics, Advanced Information Systems
• Andrea Nibert of Leidos
• Evan Francis of L-3 National Security Solutions (L-3 NSS)
• Others invited but not yet confirmed

Moderated and Facilitated by:
• Ryan Smith of R W Smith Consulting
• Barbara C. Phillips of Eagle One Solutions, Inc. (EOSi)

Join others who are interested in the topic for what is sure to be a lively discussion on the complexity of joining the practices.

Biographies of Panelists and Moderator

Matthew L. Strain, General Dynamics Mission Systems
Former congressional auditor (GAO) currently supporting General Dynamics Mission Systems as planning and controls lead for large government acquisitions, including agile software development efforts. Brings a background in systems engineering, information technology, and finance to the development of achievable program baselines and program management organizations. Currently focused on EVM processes (agile among them) and tools improvements within GDMS.

Andrea Nibert, Leidos
Ms. Nibert has over 20 years of DoD government contracting experience as a Program Control and Earned Value Management (EVM) Analyst. Professional experience includes Project Management, EVM Systems, Financial Analysis and Corporate/Cost Accounting with a complementary background in the design, development and implementation of MIS operations to support critical accounting processes and financial tracking functions. She has supported all phases of program planning and execution, beginning with proposal support through contract closeout. Ms. Nibert’s focus includes the start-up of programs with EVM requirements, the implementation of EVMS processes, IBR readiness and training, statusing and tracking programs, analyzing program performance and participating in Joint Surveillance. The most recent program start-up was for a $250m contract requiring the use of an Agile software development methodology and ANSI 748. Ms. Nibert is on the program execution team of multiple programs with both schedule / Agile requirements and Agile / EVM requirements

Evan Francis, L-3 National Security Solutions (L-3 NSS)
Evan Francis has over 25 years of information technology and technology management experience spanning the commercial and defense industries. Mr. Francis is currently the Chief Agilest and Senior Solutions Architect for L-3 NSS, and the Chief Software Architect for the Reserve Component Automation contract. His prior experience includes a variety of management roles such as Information Technology Director, Program Management and Project Management as well as technical roles such as Chief Software Engineer and Chief Software Architect.
Mr. Francis has over thirteen years of experience in Agile project management in both the commercial and defense industries, where he was responsible for introducing Agile development methods into multiple organizations including creating tailored methodologies, managing organization change, and mentoring Agile teams from team inception to truly Agile institutions. As the L-3 NSS Lead Agile Engineer, Mr. Francis acted as project manager, lead technical engineer and chief author of the L-3 Agile Scrum Enterprise (LASER) methodology used internally and on numerous contracts. Mr. Francis holds a bachelor of science from The Colorado College.

Ryan Smith, R W Smith Consulting
Mr. Smith is a Principal Consultant specializing in Project Management and Project Controls. Mr. Smith has over 10 years of experience in DoD and Federal Government experience ranging from Industrial Engineer to EV Manager to Program Manager. Mr. Smith earned his BS in Industrial & Systems Engineering from the University of Florida (UF) and will receive his Masters in Business Administration with Honors from UF later this month. Mr. Smith also holds PMI-SP, PMP and EVP certifications and is the CPM-WDC Director, Professional Development and Programs. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, golf and investing in the stock market and real estate.

Barbara Phillips, Eagle One Solutions, Inc.
Barbara supports clients in the biotech field as well as defenses. Eagle One Solutions, Inc. (EOSi) is a small business specializing in performance management, acquisition and contraction management, business process management, human capital management, IT project management, strategic planning, cost/schedule analysis, and program assessment support. For RCAS, Barbara developed the RCAS EVM Implementation Plan and initial WBS at start up and continues to support the program through DCMA Surveillance. She directs and leads consulting assignments to develop and implement earned value management systems (EVMS) for contractors and large-scale Federal programs. She has trained hundreds of participants in the specifics of project management best practices with an emphasis on EVM. Ms. Phillips is a recognized leader in the EVM community. Prior to joining EOSi, Barbara Phillips was the EV Program Architect at L-3 STRATIS’ Center for Performance Management. In this role, she initiated and deployed a strategy for the development and implementation of sustainable earned value management systems across the division.


CPM WDC January 21 Meeting Recap Article

CPM WDC Presents….

“Agile and EVM: A Round Table”

Washington, DC SIG

Participant Dial-in Information
United States Long Distance: +1 (702) 489-0001
Access Code: 340-357-614

When:           Wednesday, January 21, 2015 @ 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm Eastern Time

Location:       Hyatt Regency Reston, Reston Town Center, Lake Anne Room (Second Floor)

1800 Presidents Street, Reston, VA 20190

Info:               For more information, send message to: CPMWDC@mycpm.org

Register:        https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cpm-wdc-meeting-agile-and-ev-a-panel-tickets-14840210469  (RSVP by Monday, January 19, 2015)

$10 check or credit card (no cash) for non-members (includes light refreshments)

A polycom will be set up for those who want to dial in (registration is still required)

This meeting will issue 1 PMI PDU

Meeting Sponsors:

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MaxTeam™, produced by ProjStream, is the first commercial software solution to enable backlog and sprint execution management within the context of an Agile-EVM framework.

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TruePlan is the absolute go-to company for effective program planning & control solutions for the most complex industry programs.

• Program Planning – Proposal, Startup, Surge, Replan
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• Efficient Earned Value Management Compliance
• Program Control Tools & Technology

TruePlan has uncommon expertise in building and running efficient, compliant program planning and control systems for complex programs. With our services we bring visibility to schedule, cost and enable you to better manage your programs. For more information contact Josh Garvey at (888)249-7990 or go to www.trueplan.com.

The program control field is abuzz with agile practices and EVM requirements. There is the Agile Working Group and GAO’s new practice standard as well as individual projects responding to the need. Please join CPM WDC for a panel discussion of how agile and EVM work together. Panelists include:

Robert Eisenberg (Panelist) LM Fellow IS&GS Defense & Intelligence Solutions

Robert is an LM Fellow and software engineer with over 25 years of experience in the full lifecycle development of large scale software systems. He has served as a technical lead for multi-discipline teams within Lockheed for more than 20 years. He has also helped numerous programs refine their software development processes and practices and has been actively involved with expanding the use of Agile methods across the Corporation.

Robert is currently a member of the Corporate Engineering ACS (Advancing Complex Systems) program and leads the Scaled Agile and Technical Debt Management sub-practices. He is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and SAFe Agilist (SA), and actively works with programs in applying Agile methods. Robert is one of the authors of the Lockheed Guidebook for Earned Value Management on Agile programs.

Ron Terbush (Panelist) Finance & Business Operations, LM IS&GS Defense & Intelligence Solutions

Ron Terbush is a Project Management and Planning Operations Principal for Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) with 30 years of experience in program performance management. Ron is a certified EVM subject matter expert and provides program guidance and support for EVM implementation for programs of all sizes and complexity levels. Ron’s role includes developing and delivering performance management training, writing policy, facilitating performance management process improvement initiatives and support to programs on EVM implementation and execution. Ron is one of the authors of the Lockheed Guidebook for Earned Value Management on Agile programs.

Ron Terbush is a Project Management and Planning Operations Principal for Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) with 30 years of experience in program performance management. Ron is a certified EVM subject matter expert and provides program guidance and support for EVM implementation for programs of all sizes and complexity levels. Ron’s role includes developing and delivering performance management training, writing policy, facilitating performance management process improvement initiatives and support to programs on EVM implementation and execution. Ron is one of the authors of the Lockheed Guidebook for Earned Value Management on Agile programs.

Paul Gorans (Panelist) Agile Competency Lead for IBM Global Business Services

Paul Gorans is the Agile Competency Lead for IBM Global Business Services, U.S. Federal sector. In addition to growing IBM Agile capabilities, he works with IBM teams and their clients to optimize solution delivery through the pragmatic use of integrated Agile, lean, rapid, and traditional practices.

Paul has over twenty-two years of experience delivering and supporting the sale of Application Development and Maintenance services. His diverse background includes delivery roles in systems engineering, project management, and business process re-engineering in multiple industries, and Agile sales and consulting across all sectors.

For the past fourteen years, Paul has been focused on Agile delivery and has consulted on over 400 Agile engagements. This includes planning and leading complex Agile projects and programs, over a dozen client Agile assessments, and planning/guiding the transformation of a large Federal program from a traditional to an Agile delivery approach.

Andrew Rymaruk (Panelist) Program Control Manager, L-3 NSS

Andrew is Program Control Manager for the Reserve Component Automation (RCA) Program at L-3 National Security Solutions. In this capacity from contract start in Fall 2013, he is responsible for the implementation and architecture of EVM processes and procedures, Control Account Managers (CAM) training, change execution and documentation, IPMR generation, DCMA surveillance preparation, and maintenance of WBS and WBSD. Andrew helped lead L-3 through a successful Integrated Baseline Review (IBR) in late Fall 2013. In his current position Andrew is responsible for a team of four highly skilled EVM analysts. He is proficient in using EVM tools including; EVMax, BOEMax, Cobra, Open Plan Professional, and MS Project.

Barbara Phillips (Moderator) Director, Performance Management Solutions, Eagle One Solutions, Inc.

Barbara supports clients in the biotech field as well as defenses. Eagle One Solutions, Inc. (EOSi) is a small business specializing in performance management, acquisition and contraction management, business process management, human capital management, IT project management, strategic planning, cost/schedule analysis, and program assessment support.  For RCAS, Barbara developed the RCAS EVM Implementation Plan and initial WBS at start up and continues to support the program through DCMA Surveillance. She directs and leads consulting assignments to develop and implement earned value management systems (EVMS) for contractors and large-scale Federal programs. She has trained hundreds of participants in the specifics of project management best practices with an emphasis on EVM. Ms. Phillips is a recognized leader in the EVM community.   Prior to joining EOSi, Barbara Phillips was the EV Program Architect at L-3 STRATIS’ Center for Performance Management. In this role, she initiated and deployed a strategy for the development and implementation of sustainable earned value management systems across the division.

Additional panelists have been invited.

Join others who are interested in the topic for what is sure to be a lively discussion on the complexity of joining the practices.

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.


CPM Washington, D.C. Region- Gearing up for September Meeting

Thursday, September 18, 2014 6pm to 9pm

Drohan Management Group Office Lower Level Conference Room 12100 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 130 Reston, VA 20190 (near Reston Town Center) (703) 437-4377

AGENDA

  • 6:00pm to 6:30pm Registration and Networking
  • 6:30pm to 7:15pm Dinner sponsored by Steelray (no charge for CPM members; $10 for non-members)
  • 7:15pm to 9:00pm Featured Presentation: Panel Discussion

About the Featured Presentation Your CPM WDC Provisional Board has recruited several esteemed members of the program control community to be panelist for a lively discussion on the trials and tribulations of hiring and working in the field. Panelists include:

Lisa Wolf, EVP, PMP – EVM and Procurement Systems Focal Point for Booz Allen and Hamilton. Lisa recently published Project Controls Personnel: Finding the ‘Right Stuff’ in the March 2014 Measurable News

Melissa Nino, PMP, EVP – Director, Project Planning & Control for SRA International, Inc. Melissa often finds herself in the hiring position.

Bill Mathis – President, CPIC Solutions, Inc. and Vice President of Education and Certification for CPM. Bill is actively working to create the certification program for CPM.

This meeting will issue 1 PMI PDU.


College of Performance Management Washington, D.C. (CPMDC) Chapter Kickoff Meeting held March 19, 2014.

By Barbara C. Phillips, EVP, PMP

The inaugural meeting of the College of Performance Management Washington, DC (CPM WDC) Chapter was held on March 10, 2014 at the George Washington University, and sponsored by their Master of Science in Project Management curriculum as well as Proj Stream, makers of BOEMax and EVMax.

The meeting presentation, Better EVM Implementation, was presented by Mr. Ivan Bembers and Ms. Michelle Jones of the Earned Value Management Center of Excellence at the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Their thorough study of where the cost drivers of earned value lie will certainly make a difference in contract terms and conditions and the key role stakeholders play in the implementation of program control systems. The more than 20 participants asked questions about how the various stakeholders have responded or will respond to this data. A copy of the presentation was requested by all as the statistics are worthy of further study.

After the presentation, the provisional board of directors met briefly to begin preparation of the final business case required to get the local chapter incorporated. The provisional board members are:

  • Walter Barnes, Director, Administration and Volunteer Coordination;
  • Eva Walter, Director, Membership and Communication;
  • Ryan Smith, Director, Professional Development and Programs; and
  • Barbara Phillips, Provisional Chair.

For further information or questions regarding CPM WDC, please visit http://www.mycpm.org/about-us/chapters, or by email: cpmwdc@mycpm.org or email: assistant@mycpm.org