Upcoming CPM WDC Chapter Meeting

WDC Social Night at ARTECHOUSE
Thursday February 27, 2020
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM 

Flippin’ Pizza
1250 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024
ARTECHOUSE – Washington, DC
1238 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024
CPM WDC is getting social for February. What better way to brush off winter than with some art, a cocktail, and some comraderie?  Let’s meet at Flippin’ Pizza at 6:30 for a happy hour snack. We can then head to ARTECHOUSE and tour the exhibit at 8:00. (The museum also has a bar.)
Buy your tickets for the 8pm entry, meet at Flippin’ Pizza at 6:30. We are working on getting a group rate discount under “CPM WDC”. Please let us know if you’re attending by letting us know via LinkedIn.

Tailoring and Scaling of EVMS for Science Projects
Thursday, March 26, 2020
5:00 – 7:30 pm

Oracle Construction and Engineering
2311 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
(Orange & Silver Line Courthouse Metro)

Successful management of science projects is reinforced with proper tailoring and scaling of EVM, due to the unique challenges set by their exploratory nature and the needs of scientific collaboration. We’ll discuss good practices in tailoring EVM for science projects, demonstrated through the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s project management and oversight process.

Presentation outline includes: unique challenges science makes tailoring EVMS necessary, characteristics affecting EVMS, tailoring EVMS. Tailoring EVMS will cover establishing EVMS and baseline formation, EVMS verification and acceptance, and EVMS surveillance and project progress reviews. Finally, the presentation will cover scaling of EVMS – tailor to the project size.


Xiaofeng Guo | Xiaofeng Guo is a Program Director in NSF’s Large Facilities Office. She oversees the Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure program. Her project management experience includes the Large Hadron Collider US ATLAS upgrade projects and the STAR Detector Heavy Flavor Tracker at Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. Prior to her work in project management, she did research on high energy nuclear physics and Quantum Chromodynamics. Xiaofeng has Ph.D. degree in Physics and received an NSF ADVANCE Fellowship award for her research in 2004.

Rebecca Yasky | Rebecca Yasky is NSF’s lead for evaluation and acceptance of Awardee’s EVMS to ensure reliable project performance reporting. Prior to NSF, Rebecca worked for the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, Virginia as a Project Manager and Engineering Manager. Rebecca received her B.S. in Civil Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Platteville and her M.S. in Construction Engineering and Management from Stanford University. She is a licensed Professional Engineer and certified Project Management Professional, Earned Value Professional, and Construction Manager.

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CPM Tennessee Valley Upcoming Meeting:

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
3p.m. to 5 p.m.
DAU South
7115 Madison Pike
Huntsville, AL 35806

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
3p.m. to 5 p.m.
DAU South
7115 Madison Pike
Huntsville, AL 35806

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
3p.m. to 5 p.m.
General Dynamics Ordinance & Tactical Systems
6000 Technology Drive
Building 6
Huntsville, AL 35806

Registration Opening Soon!

EVM World 2020

June 9 – 11, 2020
The Westin Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort
Ft. Lauderdale, FL