Humphreys Executive Management : Humphreys & Associates

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Humphreys Executive Management

Gary C. Humphreys, President and CEO

Gary Humphreys has over 35 years of project management experience in both government and commercial environments, specializing in earned value management systems (EVMS) design, development, and implementation. As the premier consultant in the field of earned value management, he has provided assistance in all phases of project management to hundreds of clients from aerospace firms to utility companies in North America, Australia, and Europe. Within the industry, no one has performed more on-site earned value cost/schedule performance work. He is a frequent presenter and keynote speaker on a variety of performance measurement related subjects for association conferences, meetings, and software user groups.

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Mr. Humphreys’ past experience demonstrates his depth of knowledge and passion for earned value management. He was the first U.S. Army Team Director to conduct an EVMS Tri-Service Demonstration and led numerous EVMS Validation Reviews. As both a Team Member and Team Director, Mr. Humphreys has assisted, evaluated, and directed review teams leading to successful system acceptances.

He was elected to the Nine Man Committee for increasing the cost effectiveness of earned value and led the Fifteen Man Industry Committee to modify traditional documentation and interpretation of earned value to be more compatible with efficient, economical production management control techniques. As a member of the Integrated Program Management Initiative Joint Team, Mr. Humphreys received DoD's highest acquisition award, the 1998 David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award. He is also a recipient of the Whitey H. Driessnack Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of Performance Management.

He has served as Vice-Chair and Chair of what is now the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Program Management Systems Subcommittee (PMSC). It was through the NDIA PMSC that he orchestrated the first ever survey on EVMS. As a direct result of this survey's findings, the US Government conducted their own survey. These two independent surveys formed the genesis for subsequent revisions to numerous guides and reference material on EVMS. He served as leader of the Total Quality Management (TQM) Process Action Team (PAT) for streamlining business system descriptions for performance measurement and management applications. He was also part of the eight person team that developed the EIA-748 Standard for Earned Value Management Systems.

Under his leadership, the Performance Management Association (PMA) (now the College of Performance Management) achieved importance as a policy influencing group. He initiated international Chapters in Australia as well as new US Chapters.

He authored the first and second editions of Project Management Using Earned Value published in 2002 and 2011. He was a co-author of Project and Production Scheduling, published in 1987. He has also written numerous articles on subjects related to project management and earned value.

Mr. Humphreys holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of California at Berkeley and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

H&A Engagement Directors

Paul F. Bolinger

Mr. Bolinger has over 30 years of project management and Earned Value Management System (EVMS) experience in the aerospace, electronics, shipbuilding, nuclear, and semiconductor industries. He is a master scheduler with an extensive background in developing, maintaining, and analyzing network schedules as well as resource analysis and schedule risk assessments for large, complex projects. He is an experienced executive with a long history of successfully designing, implementing, and managing systems for planning, measuring, and controlling projects in a variety of demanding environments including high growth, high tech, and manufacturing. He has been instrumental in helping clients propose, win, baseline, and manage multi-billion dollar development programs as well as design and implement EVM Systems. He is a superb mentor and hands-on instructor. He is also well versed in helping clients successfully navigate a variety of customer EVMS reviews.

Steven F. Diaz

Mr. Diaz has over 35 years of project management and Earned Value Management System (EVMS) expertise in diverse government and industry environments. He has an extensive background in earned value management, project management, contracting, and proposal preparation for large complex R&D and manufacturing projects. He is a recognized authority in designing and implementing earned value based project management control systems. He has a unique ability to translate client specific needs into an EVMS architecture that fits their business environment and at the same time is designed to withstand the rigors of an EVMS compliance review. He has consulted with over 60 major corporations, nationally and internationally, as well as with the DoD, DoE, NASA, and the Australian Department of Defence. He is also a former government EVMS Team Director, Team Chief, and Team Member that has assisted, evaluated, and directed teams in the system acceptance reviews of prime and subcontractor EVM Systems.

James J. Gasbarro

Mr. Gasbarro has over 30 years of project management and Earned Value Management System (EVMS) experience in a wide variety of government and industry environments. He has provided training, conducted EVMS reviews, and consulted in EVMS for the US Department of Defense (DoD), the Australian Department of Defence, Supply and Services Canada, NSA, NASA, DOE, as well as over 90 DoD, NASA, Australian, Israeli, and Canadian contractors. He has the singular distinction to have been a US DoD EVMS Review Director and to have supported the initial C/SCSC demonstration reviews in Australia for Australia's DOD and the C/SPMS reviews for Canada's Department of National Defence (DND). He has over seven years of experience in cost analysis and cost estimating for major US Air Force Program Offices and five years of industry experience as the EVMS Focal point for Raytheon AIS. In addition, he has four years of formal teaching experience at Texas A&M University. He is also a past Vice Chair and Chair of the National Defense Industrial Association Program Management Systems Committee (NDIA PMSC).

Stephen L. Osborn

Mr. Osborn has over 30 years of experience providing government and commercial enterprises with Earned Value Management System (EVMS) and project control systems support services. This assistance has included project management, planning, scheduling, cost estimating, baseline development, performance measurement, and systems development and implementation. He has conducted numerous project control system reviews and audits, including Integrated Baseline Reviews (IBR). He has a long successful history of working with DoD contractors as well as with the DOE, DOE National Laboratories, and environmental clean-up sites. Mr. Osborn has also developed and presented national and international workshops and seminars on the full range of project and program management topics. He was a Team Director for Cost/Schedule Control Systems Criteria (predecessor to EVMS) reviews for the Army Materiel Command. He was also the Project Manager for specialized program and system review support to the DOE Office of Engineering and Construction Management (OECM).

Yancy S. Qualls

Mr. Qualls has over 24 years of program scheduling and Earned Value Management (EVM) experience on both government and commercial projects. He is co-lead of the team that owns the Planning & Scheduling Excellence Guide (PASEG) and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Defense Industrial Association's (NDIA) Integrated Program Management Division (IPMD). Mr. Qualls has over 15 years of experience creating and delivering project scheduling training. Mr. Qualls also excels in creating scheduling process guidelines and procedures that not only support effective project management, but are also compliant with the guidelines in the EIA-748 Standard for Earned Value Management Systems. He is also skilled in developing, implementing, and maintaining complex project schedules and has experience conducting schedule analysis as a member of review teams and in preparation for customer compliance reviews. Mr. Qualls earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Texas Christian University. In addition, he holds both the PSP and PMI-SP professional scheduling certifications.

J. Greg Smith

Mr. Smith has over 25 years of leadership and hands-on experience in project controls, project management, training, and business management. He has managed geographically dispersed workforces responsible for project cost controls and scheduling for Northrop Grumman and L-3 Communications. He has led and supported industry as well as government efforts to implement and operate Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) throughout the US and Canada. He has developed and taught numerous classes on the subject of earned value, scheduling, and project management. He was the NASA Program Control Lead and Review Team Chief on major programs such as the Space Station, Space Shuttle, Orbiter Production, and Extra-Vehicular Activity. He has a long history of successful government, industry, and consulting experience in all aspects of cost and schedule management.

Karen Urschel

Ms. Urschel has over 35 years of leadership and technical experience in project management, Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS), production management, and supply chain management for electronics, aerospace, manufacturing, construction, environmental remediation, and nuclear industries. She has conducted EVMS reviews for the Department of Energy (DOE), and conducted EVMS reviews, Integrated Baseline Reviews (IBRs), Producibility Studies, and Estimating System Reviews for the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA). Previously she teamed with NASA, Army and Air Force Materiel Commands, and Naval Air Systems Command, and industry on EVMS reviews, predictive analysis, Lean Six Sigma, and producibility studies. Ms. Urschel excels at researching past practices, analyzing, and developing enhanced methods to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations. She composes policies and procedures, develops training materials, and conducts studies resulting in recommendations for improvement for both the DOE and, in the past, for DCMA, resulting in department-wide distribution. She conducts training across government and industry. She is a presenter at numerous industry, federal, and professional organizational conferences on a variety of topics.

Charles H. (Buck) Wilkerson

Mr. Wilkerson has over 25 years of project management and Earned Value Management System (EVMS) experience in diverse and demanding government and industry environments. He has a long history of successfully designing, developing, and implementing project management control systems. He is an expert with a wide variety of project management schedule and cost toolsets - he is one of the best in the industry at designing and implementing integrated cost/schedule control systems. He has a unique ability to distill client unique business needs and transform those needs into an effective project control system that complies with the 32 guidelines in the EIA-748 Standard for Earned Value Management Systems. He also has extensive experience in conducting Integrated Baseline Reviews (IBRs) and preparing all levels of project personnel for customer reviews. He also excels at developing, implementing, and maintaining complex project schedules and has deep hands-on experience conducting schedule analysis as a member of review teams and in preparation for a customer review.