The College of Performance Management Elects Wayne F. Abba as President

Reston, VA
October 28, 2015

Wayne F. Abba, a long time project management consultant from Falls Church, Virginia and Skanee, Michigan has been elected as president of the board of directors of the College of Performance Management (CPM), the world’s leading source of education and information related to earned value management (EVM) and other performance management techniques. Mr. Abba’s three year term will commence on January 1, 2016. “I am very pleased to be succeeded in office by Mr. Abba,” said Gary Troop, CPM’s outgoing board president. “Wayne has been a valued and dedicated member of the CPM board and I am sure that CPM will reach new and exciting heights under his stewardship.”

Wayne has more than 40 years experience in contract and project management. He provides independent consulting to US and foreign clients. Before retiring in 1999, Wayne was the senior program analyst for contract performance management in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition & Technology). He holds the Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service (three awards) and shared the David Packard award for making EVM “a recognized international best practice.” His professional colleagues honored his contributions with the Hans “Whitey” Driessnack Award.

Wayne is a contributing author of the Government Accountability Office’s “Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide: Best Practices for Developing and Managing Capital Program Costs,” and its companion “Schedule Assessment Guide: Best Practices for Project Schedules.” He is on the Board of Directors of the Graduate School Japan and is a key advisor to the Japanese Ministry of Defense, which on October 1, 2015 created a new acquisition agency, drawing substantially on his advice.

From 2004-14 Wayne was a member of the National Defense Industrial Association’s Integrated Program Management Division governing board. He is past president of the College of Performance Management (then in the Project Management Institute), where he initiated development of the Practice Standard for EVM. He also serves on the editorial board of Crosstalk, the Journal of Defense Software Engineering.

About CPM
The College of Performance Management (CPM) is an international, non-profit professional organization dedicated to the disciplines of earned value, performance measurement and project management. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, USA, CPM is the world’s leading source of education and information related to earned value management and other performance management techniques. For decades, 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. CPM is a growing body of professionals dedicated to managing projects that deliver the right outcomes on time and on budget. For more information, visit www.mycpm.org.

 

The College of Performance Management Launches IPPM

Reston, VA
May 28, 2015

The College of Performance Management has announced the launch of its Integrated Program Performance Management (IPPM) professional certification, and that it has chosen APMG International for its accreditation partner. APMG will help CPM identify and qualify IPPM training providers.

The IPPM design tests competency at three levels: Foundation, Intermediate Practitioner, and Advanced Leadership. The core curriculum is based on Program Structures, Performance Baselines, Performance Measurement, and Analysis & Evaluation. IPPM is unique because it treats cost, schedule and technical performance disciplines as integrated and inter-dependent.

“IPPM is extremely timely and supports CPM’s vision and mission,” said CPM President Mr. Gary Troop. “Project management skills alone are no longer sufficient to excel in today’s complex and dynamic business environment, particularly when dealing with high-impact public or private sector programs. Professionals in program management need to augment their skill set to address program complexity, as well as emerging priorities such as agile methodologies. The IPPM approach will help build and verify competencies in these critical skills, and our partnership with APMG International gives the much-needed assurance that training providers have been thoroughly assessed for quality and knowledge.”

IPPM has gained interest and support from respected academic institutions already. “The creation of the Integrated Program Performance Management professional certification is a welcome development that will help with the creation of innovative approaches for new and effective professional development curricula and programs” according to Dr. James Shaeffer, Founding Dean of the College of Continuing Education and Professional Development at Old Dominion University in Norfolk Virginia.

The partnership fits well with APMG’s worldwide strategy to provide excellence in professional development. “We are delighted to be partnering with CPM. The emphasis on the program level considerations in IPPM brings a valuable component to the traditional PM training market. We think it will find wide acceptance by project managers seeking to build on their existing PM skills,” said Ronn Faigen, APMG International’s General Manager for the Americas. “We are excited to bring these certifications to the attention of our worldwide network of Accredited Training Organizations, as well as new training companies who desire to teach this material.”

About the College of Performance Management
The College of Performance Management (CPM) is a global, non-profit, professional organization dedicated to developing and disseminating the principles and practices of integrated program performance management (IPPM) techniques. CPM pursues a range of activities to share, promote, and advance the state of the profession in planning, control, and performance management for programs of all sizes and complexity. CPM has been responsible for leading practices, educating and training people on the program performance management techniques used by the U.S. Federal Government, State and Local Governments, their private sector industrial partners, and similar organizations worldwide. Information on CPM may be found at: www.mycpm.org.

About APMG International
APMG-International is a global examination institute. Its portfolio of qualifications includes AgilePM®, Change Management, COBIT® 5, ITIL®, and PRINCE2®. APMG-International works in partnership with a global network of Accredited Training Organizations, all of which have undergone the most rigorous assessment process in the industry. APMG-International examinations are available globally. Our examinations are rigorous, challenging and consistent, so candidates can be proud of their achievement.
For more information, visit: www.apmg-international.com.

 

CPM Announces Compendium on the Integration of Agile and EVM
The College of Performance Management (CPM) has published a compendium on the Integration of Agile and Earned Value Management (EVM). The compendium is a special issue of the Measurable News gathering seven years of work by multiple authors. The Agile + EVM material is edited by Ray W. Stratton, PMP, EVP, and is available online HERE.

 

Belgian EVM Researchers Receive 1 Million Euro for Major EVM/Project Controls Research Project
Belgian EVM researchers based at the University of Ghent headed by Prof. Dr. Mario Vanhoucke have been awarded a 1 million Euro (around $1.36 million US dollars) for a 6 year research project: Searching for static and dynamic project drivers to predict and control the impact of management/contingency reserve on a project’s success. For more information click here.

 

CPM EVM Blue Card

 

Practice Standard of Earned Value Management is now available at the PMI Marketplace