August 15 Webinar – A Comparison of Earned Value Management System (EVMS) Standards


28 July 2012 – The College of Performance Management (CPM®) has announced a webinar on 15 August 2013 on the topic of “A comparison of Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) Standards” by Tony Barrett.   The webinar is FREE for CPM members and $25 for non-members.  Info at https://www.mycpm.org/webinar-registration/.

Currently there are at least four, recognized standards for setting up and operating an organization’s Earned Value Management System (EVMS).  They are the American ANSI/EIA 748, the Australian AS 4817, the Project Management Institute’s (PMI’s) Practice Standard for Earned Value Management (EVM), and the US Government Accountability Office’s (GAO’s) combined Cost Estimating and Scheduling Guides.  All of these standards have their strengths and weaknesses.

In this presentation, you will receive top-level guidance to the following question: Which EVMS Standard should I consider as a starting point for my organization?  This guidance will also give answers to the following questions:

  • What is an EVMS?
  • What is ANSI/EIA 748?
  • What is AS 4817?
  • What is PMI’s Practice Standard for EVM?
  • What are the Combined GAO Cost Estimating and Scheduling Guides?
  • What are the relative strengths and weaknesses of these EVMS Standards when compared to each other?

tony-j-barrettMr. Tony J. Barrett, PE, EVP, PMP, CSM, LCDR USCG (Retired) is Valued Technology’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and the Director of Valued Technology’s Earned Value Management System (EVMS) Consulting Group.  Tony is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE), a certified Earned Value Professional (EVP), a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and a Certified Scrum Master (CSM).  Tony received his Bachelor’s Degree from the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) and his two Master’s Degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Tony’s most recent accomplishments have included combining Agile Project Management and Earned Value Management (EVM) techniques to successfully complete Firm-Fixed-Price/Firm-Fixed-Schedule (FFP/FFS) contracts.  Tony also shares his expertise as a Lead Instructor for Federal Acquisition Certifications in Project and Program Management (FAC-P/PM).  Tony is a Lead Instructor for all three levels of the FAC-P/PM certification in the subject matter areas of Project Management, Acquisition Management, and Business Management (EVM and Cost Estimating).

Originally established as the Performance Management Association, the College of Performance Management (CPM) served as a college of PMI from 1999 until February 2012.  CPM is an international, non-profit professional organization dedicated to the disciplines of earned value, performance measurement and project management.  CPM assists the earned value professional and project manager in professional growth, while promoting the application of earned value management. CPM is a growing body of professionals dedicated to managing projects on time and on budget.  For more information, visit www.mycpm.org.