CPM Tennessee Valley Chapter

List of current officers:
Jon Fleming – President
Rick Hycoop – Executive VP
Norman Dean – VP of Administration
Cody Gothart – VP of Finance
Reuben Russell – VP of Certifications
Natasha Parker – VP of Meetings and Events

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Upcoming Meeting:

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
DAU South
7115 Madison Pike
Huntsville, AL 35806

Achieving Integrated Program Management

Most companies in government contracting are delivering a wide array of project types and sizes to their clients. In addition, they commonly have a commercial side to their business that can be a large portion of the project portfolio. The largest government contracts will have well defined process, systems and “point solution” tools for monitoring and reporting performance. But what about the rest of the projects and programs that make up the majority of the portfolio? Often, there is a lack of visibility into project health needed by program management, executive management, and the customer. Further, the crucial forecasting needed by Finance for financial reporting – spanning projects, programs, and the entire company — is extremely difficult to produce accurately.

Being proactive in controlling cost overruns and improving company performance is therefore an ongoing challenge. Integrated Program Management has been offered as a methodology for gaining the necessary visibility across the enterprise, but how does an organization actually achieve this?

In this session, we will discuss:

  • Typical challenges and gaps in an organization’s program management landscape
  • The building blocks of Integrated Program Management
  • Using earned value principles to improve forecasting for all projects
  • The path to greater efficiency and accuracy, regardless of project type (e.g. FFP, IDIQ, IR&D, etc.)
  • Case Studies of organizations leveraging technology to achieve IPM for all projects

Finally, we’ll demonstrate the EcoSys enterprise project performance software solution, and how it creates greater efficiency, predictability and control over programs to deliver higher returns and margins.

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Past Meetings

College of Performance Management Tennessee Valley Chapter meeting
Speaker: Neil Albert
Tuesday, June 25th
3:00 – 5:00 pm EDT
DAU South
7115 Madison Pike
Huntsville, AL 35806

February 12, 2019

Special guest Gary Troop, President, Encore Analytics, LLC.

The CPMTV chapter held its winter quarterly meeting on Tuesday, February 12 in Huntsville, Alabama.  With good representation from industry, education, and government, 30 individuals attended the meeting. The meeting was graciously hosted by Encore Analytics and Defense Acquisition University (DAU) with Encore providing refreshments and DAU providing the meeting space at their Huntsville facility.  The meeting was emceed by Bob Wasser, CPMTV President, and contained a presentation from Gary Troop.

READ MORE February meetings recap


May 8, 2018, 3:00-5:00pm Central Time
Defense Acquisition University (South) (DAU) 7115 Old Madison Pike Huntsville, AL 35806

Tom Polen- Director, Solutions Architecture at Deltek Inc

“Building the Perfect IMS; Improving Schedule Maturity, Better Forecasting, Optimized Results and what’s new in the Deltek Acumen Suite and what is Touchstone?”

Tom Polen is a Microsoft project specialist who will show us tips and tricks to using Project,  and acumen, what are the characteristics of good schedule analysis, what are the characteristics of a well built, logical schedule, etc.


July 10, 2018, 3:00-5:00pm Central Time
Defense Acquisition University (South) (DAU) 7115 Old Madison Pike Huntsville, AL 35806

Norman Dean – Operations Research Analyst Acting Chief, Program Evaluation Division Lower Tier Project Office

“When the FAR goes too far: Understanding the EVM Waiver / Deviation process”


September 11, 2018, 3:00-5:00pm Central Time
Defense Acquisition University (South) (DAU) 7115 Old Madison Pike Huntsville, AL 35806

Where:  Defense Acquisition University – South Campus, 7115 Old Madision Pike Huntsville, AL  35806
When:  Sept 11, 2018 3:00-5:00pm
Registration:  please email bbarry@mycpm.org to attend

AGENDA

Bob Wasser – President of CPMTV- Senior PM BCF Solutions, Introductions/Moderator

Wayne Abba– Abba Consulting and President of CPM is our speaker and will be addressing:
Integrated Program Performance Management:  Earned Value Management (EVM) at 50 and the Future of EVM.

This  will be an interactive discussion format.  As you know, there’s a lot going on in the EVM/IPM world: 809 Panel, Agile – EVM, OSD reorganization, IPPM certification, ISO standards for EVM and WBS.  Our meeting will be soon after the NDIA IPMD meeting and Wayne will provide an update on where DoD is going as well. These topics are both timely and relevant to the EVM community so please plan to attend and share your insights as well.  Our meeting sponsors are Reuben Russell, Russell Management Group (RMG), and the DAU Alumni Association.


College of Performance Management Tennessee Valley (CPMTV) Chapter Meeting
Tuesday- September 26, 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.

  • Jason Kinder- Director, Product Marketing for Deltek; EVAS – How to implement DCMA’s data driven metrics
     This meeting is sponsored by Jason Kinder/Deltek, and DAU. Thank your for your generosity.

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

SAIC
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


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