Featuring: Dan Melamed, “Application of EVM to Operations Activities”
An Earned Value Management System (EVMS), which monitors contract performance, is a requirement for program and project management for all major acquisitions with development effort in the United States Government. This presentation will explore the tailored application of an EVMS for operations activities defined as:
- Non-capital asset activities that are projects (or project-like) with definable start and end dates, with discrete scopes of work, and measurable accomplishments; as well as
- Routine or recurring facility or environmental operations
- The use of an EVMS to evaluate performance of operations and maintenance activities once construction of a capital asset is complete and it is being used as intended. Such activities include upgrades and maintenance in order for the capital asset to meet its mission function over its life cycle (through repair, replacement, etc.).
Dan Melamed is a Program Analyst with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) where he has organized directed and participated in environmental baseline reviews for a wide variety of sites across the EM Complex: most recently the EM Los Alamos Integrated Baseline Review as the organizer and co-lead.
Dan has the following Professional Certifications:
- Certified Cost Professional (CCP) obtained in 2008
- Earned Value Professional (EVP) obtained in 2012
He is a Fellow of AACE and has served as the president for the AACE National Capital Section and is currently a member of the Technical Board of AACE International as well as their Board of Directors. Prior to his work at the Department of Energy, Dan was a staff scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory, where he did research on waste processing technologies and solar energy conversion. Dan has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Princeton University. He is a member of AACE International, Sigma Xi the Scientific Honor Society, as well as the American Chemical Society. He is the author of over 20 peer-reviewed publications and one patent.