Washington DC

CPM WDC Panel: DCMA’s DECM Test Metrics

About this Event

Meeting instructions provided after registration (~2+ hours prior) from both Eventbrite and email address: cpmwdc@mycpm.org

DCMA’s DECM Test Metrics: Are they here to stay? A Panel Discussion.

May 20, 2021 Rescheduled to June 17, 2021

  • 5:00 – 6:00 Vendor Hour
  • 6:00 – 7:00 Presentation Hour

Tool / Vendor Hour:  SNA-Software:  Proteus and Envision Software Suite for EVMS and Systems Compliance.

In this session, SNA Software will walk through both the art of necessity and the art of the possible under this new environment using the Proteus and Envision software suite.

Integrated Program Performance Management (IPPM) has traditionally been focused on the integration of cost performance (EVM) and schedule, with risk management largely restricted to the schedule risk assessment (SRA). Three overarching trends are causing a rethinking of this self-limiting concept. 

  • The first is derived from the communications and information systems employed in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which opened pathways to new ways of thinking about the status quo.
  • The second is derived from the start-ups and new entries into the ASD (Aerospace, Space, and Defense) vertical, borne from investments in new technologies arising from external market, geo-political, space science, global warming, and new propulsion technologies.
  • The third, which began with the concept of Big(ger) Data sets and their use, is derived from the new technologies and methods being employed in data and information technology that drive greater efficiency and productivity.

These changes have forced a new language and new expectations as to the art of the necessary, as well as the art of the possible, for IPPM. This new language includes a transition to the concept of the optimal capture and use of all data across the entire program management life cycle, with greater emphasis on systems engineering, technical performance, and risk.

Presentation Hour:  DECM Test Metrics: Are they here to stay? A Panel Discussion.

Enjoy an opportunity to engage with a live panel of industry DECM Test Metrics users to exchange ideas on the Defense Contract Management Agency EVMS Compliance Metrics (DECM). The discussion will cover:

  • What are the DECM Test Metrics?
  • Why did DCMA develop them?
  • How long have them been in use?
  • Who uses them?
  • Are they effective?
  • Common misuses of test metrics
  • Writing a SDD around the test metrics
  • Lessons Learned
  • Live Q&A

For information, see https://www.dcma.mil/HQ/EVMS/

Sponsor: Steelray.


CPM WDC Panel: Schedule Data Visualization plus Use of PowerBI w/ClearPlan

About this Event

Meeting instructions provided after registration (~2+ hours prior) from both Eventbrite and email address: cpmwdc@mycpm.org

Overview:

Panel: Schedule Data Visualization of the Schedule plus Use of Power BI with ClearPlan

Thursday, April 22, 2021

  • 5:00 – 6:00 Vendor Hour
  • 6:00 – 7:00 Presentation Hour

Two (2) PDUs offered for this event.

Tool / Vendor Hour:  Connect Microsoft Project Online or Deltek Cobra to Microsoft Power BI.  Live technical demonstration!

Looking to leverage Power BI to visualize and communicate the project schedule to the stakeholders and align the team? Join ClearPlan to learn how you can use Project Online or Cobra (whatever tool you already have) to technically connect your schedule to Power BI and add value to your organization!

ClearPlan is the industry leader for Program Planning and Controls (PP&C) and Earned Value Management (EVM).  ClearPlan’s team of experts tailor the tools and processes to your environment, ensures you are compliant on a proposal or a program, and provides acclaimed Training.

This technical demonstration covers:

  • Connecting Project Online to Power BI (tool setup and basic configuration)
  • Connecting Cobra to Power BI (tool setup and basic configuration)
  • Demo of basic reporting examples for both Project Online and Cobra
  • Demo of visualization dashboard with Project Online and Cobra schedule data

Presentation Hour:  Data Visualization of Program or Project Schedules.  Panel Discussion.

Don’t miss your chance to engage with a live panel of industry experts. The discussion covers program and project schedule data visualization best practices, including:

  • Why use data visualization?
  • Common misuses of data visualization
  • Implementation considerations
  • Lessons Learned
  • Live Q&A

Sponsor: Steelray.