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

 

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1 November 2015 – Reston, Virginia, USA – The College of Performance Management (CPM) has announced that 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.”

151101-pmwj41-cpm-ABBAWayne 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 U.S. 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.

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 http://www.mycpm.org/.

Source: College of Performance Management