Webinar, February 21, 2017
EVM – Because It Works
Presented by Matt Beyer, Les Sorge and Travis Anderson

11:30am-1:00pm Central Standard Time
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The webinar is free to CPM members and $25 for non-members. PMI members can earn 1 PDU with the webinar.

Agenda

Facilitator – Gordon Kranz, Enlightened IPM
– MidWest Chapter Formation Information
– Webinar – “EVM – Because It Works”, presented by Matt Beyer, Les Sorge and Travis Anderson

Earned Value Management is an Industry best practice for managing complex programs. The government agrees and mandates its use on major programs. Believe it or not there are companies who choose to use EVM because it works, and not because it has been mandated. In this session two such companies will share their experiences with the use of EVM because they choose it. American Transmission Company, LLC uses Earned Value analysis to support project teams that are responsible for planning, designing, and building new high voltage transmission lines and substations in Wisconsin and surrounding states. SGT, Inc uses Earned Value to manage task order based contracts by choice. SGT will describe how EVM and Agile come together in their environment.

Learning Objectives
1) Understand the application of Integrated Program Management to range of projects
2) Understand how earned value management principles can be used, tailored, to any program
3) Learn that disciplined integrated program management grounded in earned value principles is the right choice.

– Open Discussion

The meeting itself will be from 11:30am-1:00pm central time featuring expert speakers, MidWest chapter formation discussion, and future speaker and sponsoring opportunities.

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Matt Beyer
Matt serves in his company’s Project Controls Office whose mission is to provide estimating, schedule, and cost control analysis to the annual $500M+ capital construction budget. Matt received his undergraduate degree from UW-Madison in Civil Engineering, and began his career working for a general contractor on a wide variety of construction projects throughout the U.S. Prior to joining ATC, Matt also worked for an engineering consulting company assisting with road and bridge improvement projects for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

Les Sorge
Les is the Integration Lead for the Department of Interior (DOI) United States Geological Survey (USGS) Technical Support Services Contract (TSSC) with SGT, Inc. in Sioux Falls, SD. He is responsible for overseeing the Integrated Program Management System (IPMS) and Earned Value Management implementation. He has 22 years of experience, mostly in the aerospace industry with NASA, with the last 9 years as an Earned Value Management implementation lead on various programs. He attended the University of North Dakota where he received Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics in 1993, and earned a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from PMI in 2015.

Travis Anderson
Travis 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 actively serves as the Director of Lean Agile Community of Practice (CoP) for the PMI Sioux Empire chapter. He received a Bachelor’s of Science in Project Management from Colorado Technical University in 2007, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Sioux Falls in 2010, and a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from PMI in 2008.