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IPMW Sessions and Speakers

Tuesday, January 19

11:15 AM -12:15 PMPEP CPM 100 (A/B) Basic Concepts of EVMIntroduction to Earned Value Management covers key EVM terms and concepts, as well as some of the requirements within an EVM System. Attendees will learn how earned value management applies performance management principles to project management, and will learn principle concepts and steps of application.Quinn Ryan
11:15 AM -12:15 PMSoIPM-01 OSD Integrated Program Management UpdatesMr. Tervonen will provide an update to the overarching vision of data and analytics within OSD focused on the acquisition system. He will discuss the importance and the relevance of the NDIA IPMD’s shift to IPM from the Earned Value Management Division. He will summarize recent and ongoing IPM initiatives.David Tervonen
12:15-12:30 PMVirtual Exhibit Hall
12:30 – 1:30 PMPEP 401 Establishing the BaselineThis session will discuss the basic concepts of the Earned Value Management (EVM) baseline. Attendees will learn what is meant by an integrated Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB) and how the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) is planned in relationship to the PMB. Additionally, the session will demonstrate how budgets are planned.Rick Hycoop
12:30-1:30 PMSoIPM-03 NDIA IPMD Health MetricsThis session will be cover the NDIA IPMD’s Health Metrics Committee’s mission and objectives and the composition of its membership. Cathy McCain and Angie Barkey will also discuss how the Committee is working with DCMA supporting government and industry initiatives and the processing and submitting of DECM metric change requests for the DCMA CCB meetings. Additionally, the session will provide an overview of the Committee’s most recent exercise of DECM Test Metric prioritization rankings.Cathy McCain & Angie Barkey
1:30-2:30 PMVendor DemoBrian Leach

Wednesday, January 20

11:00 AM -12:00 PMPEP 206 Risk ManagementThe best programs are characterized by integrated processes. In the context of integrated program/project management, Risk Management is a complementary and supplementary process that occurs alongside Earned Value. Accordingly, the learning objective for this class is to provide an overview of how risk management processes intersect with the practice earned value management in the overall integrated program management framework.”Bill Chadick
11:00 AM -12:00 PMSoIPM-02 NDAA 2021: Potential Impact on Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) AccreditationThe draft National Defense Authorization Act of 2021 has a recommended change that all Program/Project Management efforts that use standards or guidebooks, must now be American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved. This regulatory requirement will have a major impact on government agencies’ and industries’ EVMS and their applications. Mr. Albert will go through the history of the issue, the NDAA language, and the efforts to limit the impacts of its adoption.The draft National Defense Authorization Act of 2021 has a recommended change that all Program/Project Management efforts that use standards or guidebooks, must now be American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved. This regulatory requirement will have a major impact on government agencies’ and industries’ EVMS and their applications. Mr. Albert will go through the history of the issue, the NDAA language, and the efforts to limit the impacts of its adoption.Neil Albert
12:00-12:15 PMVirtual Exhibit Hall
12:15-1:15 PMSoIPM-04 NASA/GAO High-Risk List CAP Enhance EVM Implementation InitiativeNASA senior leadership determined that a new Corrective Action Plan (CAP) was necessary to continue driving improvements in the Agency’s program and project management policies and processes. This was driven by recent challenges in cost and schedule growth on high profile missions continued inclusion of NASA’s acquisition practices in the GAO’s biennial High-Risk Report and NASA’s steadfast commitment to good governance and stewardship. EVM plays a key role in this improvement initiative through the rollout of the Agency’s EVM Capability, EVM reporting, EVM requirements flow down, EVMS surveillance and cost and schedule data collection.Kristen Kehrer & Jon Fleming
12:15-1:15 PMPEP 300 A/B/C Principles of Critical Path SchedulingPrinciples of Critical Path Scheduling course covers scheduling theories, terms, and analysis techniques over two 1-hour sessions. Attendees will learn about the integrated master schedule framework; how to calculate a schedule’s critical path; the importance of estimating, loading, and leveling resources for the project; and best practices for updating progress and analyzing performance.Michael Breuker
1:15-1:30 PMVirtual Exhibit Hall
1:30-2:30 PMPEP 300 A/B/C Critical Path SchedulingPrinciples of Critical Path Scheduling course covers scheduling theories, terms, and analysis techniques over two 1-hour sessions. Attendees will learn about the integrated master schedule framework; how to calculate a schedule’s critical path; the importance of estimating, loading, and leveling resources for the project; and best practices for updating progress and analyzing performance.Michael Breuker
1:30-2:30 PMSoIPM-08 Conducting a Data-driven ReviewData-driven EVM review processes enable a standardized approach that can provide time and cost benefits to both the government and contractors. The Department of Energy (DOE) has implemented a data-driven EVMS compliance process and will share their experiences and results with session participants. The two key components are a demonstration of the data-driven approach supplemented by on-site verification and analysis.Robert Loop
2:30-3:30 PMVendor DemoEncore AnalyticsGary Troop & Brooke Boswell

Thursday, January 21

11:00 AM -12:00 PMSoIPM-05 Scalability 1: Evolution of EVMS Scalability & the IPMD Scalability GuideThis session will focus on demonstrating the use of the NDIA Guideline Scalability Guide for theoretical examples of scalable solutions. Scalability categories including examples will provide participants with creative solutions for optimizing the application of EIA-748’s 32 guidelines.Wayne Abba, Neil Albert, & John Duval
12:00-12:15 PMVirtual Exhibit Hall
12:15-1:15 PMSoIPM-06 EVMS Scalability 2: DOE EVMS Tailoring for Projects under $50M and NSF Applications and Methods of EVMS ScalabilityThis session focus on discussions of EVM scaling and tailoring practices. Presenters will share with participants the practices that are applied in NSF’s management of science projects. These practice examples show methods of scaling EVM to suit projects’ needs and make EVM a beneficial tool for managing unique projects.Xiaofeng Guo, Paul Tackett, & Rebecca Yasky
1:15-2:15 PMSoIPM-07 DOE EVMS Scalability 3: Panel DiscussionThis session introduces a study that evaluates EVMS concepts typically associated with a fully compliant DOE EVMS that can be applied to projects less than the mandated compliant EVMS system requirement of $50M. Each of these concepts is given a score (1-5) while considering categories of project size and risk. The resulting matrix of concepts is organized by EVMS process group along with a discussion of scalability for each concept. The goal is to define EVMS concepts that provide the best management value considering project size and risk.Wayne Abba, Neil Albert, John Duval, Xiaofeng Guo, Paul Tackett, & Rebecca Yasky
2:15-3:15 PMVendor DemoClearPlanJosh Garvey & Lana Thompson

Monday, January 25

11:00 AM – 12:00 PMPEP 201 Work Breakdown StructuresThe Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is a critical to managing, planning, estimating and assessing performance of any project/program. This presentation discusses the key attributes of a good WBS in scoping and planning of projects/programs, as well as generally accepted concepts of its use and application.Neil Albert
11:00 AM – 12:00 PMCoP-01 Project Management & Risk TrendsSid Feagin
12:00-12:15 PMVirtual Exhibit Hall
12:15-1:15 PMCoP-02 Agile EVM Integration- Insight from an ANSI Standard UpdateAs Enterprises adapt Business Agility, management still needs to have transparency into the alignment of strategy and delivery execution with integrated performance management reporting. As the project manager, you may be responsible for managing several concurrent, high-visibility projects using a mixture of plan-driven and iterative methods that may cross multiple business divisions. Join us for an illustrative approach – as documented in the PMI’s Standard for Earned Value Management – for using EVMS and Control Accounts to manage an integrated solution delivery with traditional SDLC and Agile (Scrum). This innovative way to provide consolidated program level performance reporting has been reviewed and updated with feedback from folks across the world as a part of the ANSI standard approval process..Larkland Brown
12:15-1:15 PMPEP 406 Planning an Integrated Baseline ReviewThis session focuses on the Integrated Baseline Review (IBR). Attendees will learn the goals and value of conducting an IBR to ensure baseline realism. Roles and responsibilities during the conduct of an IBR and an overview of the IBR process will be discussed.Gary Humphreys
1:15-2:15 PMCoP-03 GAO Agile Guide & SchedulesAn overview of the guide- review of all of the best practices discussion in the Guide: Agile Adoption (Chapter 3), Requirements Development and Management (Chapter 5), Contracting (Chapter 6), Program Monitoring and Controls (Chapter 7), Metrics (Chapter 8) as well as a case study from a recent GAO report/recommendation follow up about how a schedule for an Agile program improved to meet GAO best practices.Jennifer Leotta & Juana Collymore

Tuesday, January 26

11:00 AM -12:00 PMCoP-04 Air Force Embracing ChangeDavid Abba
12:00-12:15 PMVirtual Exhibit Hall
12:15-1:15 PMCoP-05 Agile Framework OverviewThe foundation to a successful Agile culture and implementation is an Agile mindset. If you are unclear what that means or how to apply agile thinking, this session is for you. We will walk through the NDIA training slides and apply them to concepts presented at CoP-02 and CoP-03. This session also sets the tone for CoP-05. Preview the training slide deck here.James Duffy & Andrea Nibert
12:15-1:15 PMPEP 505 Advanced Performance Analysis (Summary and Portfolio Analysis and Forecasting) (EAC)This course discusses the Estimate at Completion (EAC). Attendees will understand the EAC process, the comprehensive EAC process and the value of each. The various Independent EAC’s and their role in assessing EAC realism will be discussed. The course will also cover the Variance at Completion (VAC).Gary Humphreys
1:15-1:30 PMVirtual Exhibit Hall
1:30-2:30 PMCoP-06 NDIA IPMD Agile TrainingAre you working on or with programs that are implementing the Agile framework and also have an earned value reporting requirement? If so, this session is for you. In this session, Jim will provide an overview of the NDIA Guide for Agile on EVM Programs. Topics will include establishing your performance measurement baseline, analyzing performance, managing change and contracting for Agile. The session includes a valuable hands-on workshop in which you experience applying the methods described in a simple, real-world example.James Duffy
1:30-2:30 PMPEP-503 Variance Analysis (Concept, Trend, and Basic EAC Awareness)This presentation looks at the concepts and importance of analyzing program data to produce variance analysis reports that are used by management stakeholders to determine root cause cost/schedule and technical issues. Variances identified are critical to understand and presented in quality format to clearly and concisely describe the impact to those tasks, programs, and any cost at completion implications. Corrective actions are developed to address those impacts and provide alternatives to minimizing those impacts. This presentation explores using the management by exception approach and associated processes; providing examples of how data is summarized and reported at various management levels through various graphics, charts, and reports.Andrea Nibert
2:30-3:30 PMVendor DemoSteelray

Wednesday, January 27

11:00 AM -12:00 PMCoP-07 Agile & EVM Panel DiscussionThe Agile CoP series completes with an interactive panel including all Agile presenters. Collect your questions throughout the CoP sessions and come prepared to ask questions. This is a great opportunity vet challenges and seek solutions. Please email Andrea Nibert questions throughout the conference at andrea.j.nibert@leidos.com.Larkland Brown, Juana Collymore, James Duffy, Jennifer Leotta, & Andrea Nibert
12:00-12:15 PMVirtual Exhibit Hall
12:15-1:15 PMCoP-08 Agile and EVM Implementations Panel (Cont)The Agile CoP series completes with an interactive panel including all Agile presenters. Collect your questions throughout the CoP sessions and come prepared to ask questions. This is a great opportunity vet challenges and seek solutions. Please email Andrea Nibert questions throughout the conference at andrea.j.nibert@leidos.com.