First Chapter of College of Performance Management established in Washington DC


5 May 2014 – Virginia, USA – The College of Performance Management (CPM) has announced that its first chapter has been established.  The inaugural meeting of the College of Performance Management Washington, DC (CPM WDC) Chapter was held on March 10, 2014 at the George Washington University, and sponsored by their Master of Science in Project Management curriculum as well as Proj Stream, makers of BOEMax and EVMax.

140505-pmwj23-first-IMAGEThe meeting presentation, Better EVM Implementation, was presented by Mr. Ivan Bembers and Ms. Michelle Jones of the Earned Value Management Center of Excellence at the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

Their thorough study of where the cost drivers of earned value lie will certainly make a difference in contract terms and conditions and the key role stakeholders play in the implementation of program control systems.  The more than 20 participants asked questions about how the various stakeholders have responded or will respond to this data. A copy of the presentation was requested by all as the statistics are worthy of further study.

After the presentation, the provisional board of directors met briefly to begin preparation of the final business case required to get the local chapter incorporated. The provisional board members are:

  • Walter Barnes, Director, Administration and Volunteer Coordination;
  • Eva Walter, Director, Membership and Communication;
  • Ryan Smith, Director, Professional Development and Programs; and
  • Barbara Phillips, Provisional Chair.

The next meeting of the CPM WDC chapter will be in July 2014 (final date TBD).  Meeting Topic: How to Recruit Top Talent in Program Control (and How to Get a Good Job in Program Control).  Dinner meeting (expected cost $35); Location: Hotel in Northern Virginia (final location TBD). Tool Track: Meeting sponsors will be provided opportunity to showcase capability in a one-hour session during networking time (qualify for 1 PDU).

For further information or questions regarding CPM WDC, please visit http://www.mycpm.org/about-us/chapters , or email [email protected] or [email protected].     

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 Alexandria, 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 on time and on budget.  For more information, visit www.mycpm.org.

Source: College of Performance Management