Advanced Earned Value Management Techniques Workshop Agenda

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Advanced Earned Value Management Techniques Workshop Agenda


  • Discussion of Workshop Approach
  • Review of course materials

Review of Earned Value Fundamentals

  • The Earned Value road map
  • Performance Measurement Reporting: CPR/IPMR and CFSR
  • Importance of verifying data quality

Planning and Scheduling: Mechanics and Policy

  • Integrated Master Plan and Integrated Master Schedule
  • Critical Path methodology
  • Network scheduling concepts

Schedule Analyses and Assessments

  • DCMA 14-Point assessment process
  • Schedule Risk Assessments
  • Program tripwires

Project Scheduling and Earned Value Performance Measurement

  • Statusing - where are we now?
  • Forecasting - where are we going?
  • Baseline vs. current schedule
  • Estimated Completion Date (ECD)
  • Schedule forecast vs. Schedule % Complete
  • EV %Complete vs. Schedule %Complete
  • Combining CPM and SV/SPI data
  • Schedule status when not using CPM

Combined Analysis of CPM Schedule and Performance Measurement Information (AEVMT Case Study #1)

  • An exercise to apply the techniques learned in Tabs 3-6, combining CPM and EVM schedule data

Analysis of Indirect Costs and Rates

  • Cost accounting terminology
  • Who accomplishes indirect cost analysis and how?
  • Incorporating indirect cost analysis into the ETC

Labor and Material Analysis

  • Labor rate and efficiency variances
  • Impacts of labor mix management
  • Incorporating efficiency analysis in variance explanations and the EAC
  • Material price and usage variances
  • Determining the point where usage variance occurs

EVMS Knowledge Challenge (Handout)

Estimates at Completion (EAC)

  • Factors to consider when developing the contractor EAC
  • Consideration of variance causes, %Complete, and technical risk
  • Use of independent, mathematical EAC formulae
  • Consideration of SV, SPI, CV, CPI and TCPI when determining the Performance Factor
  • Development and use of the customer's comparative EAC
  • Cautions in making assumptions, and the importance of a range of estimates

The Mor-Ded Suspension Design EAC (EAC Case Study #1)

  • A more complex exercise to apply the techniques learned in Tabs 8-10, considering all appropriate factors to determine a probable range of estimates.

Use of Graphs and Trend Information

  • Types of graphs for earned value data
  • Trend analysis using graphical displays
  • Common incorrect assumptions that give the wrong picture


  • Overview of basic functions and system requirements
  • Using the Executive Information System (EIS)
  • Isolating problem WBS or Functional elements
  • Statistical EACs
  • Interpreting graphs and reports
  • Integration with network schedule analysis
  • Using Empower in the workshop cases

Preparing Narrative Analysis Reports

  • Required content of sound analysis reports
  • Common areas not adequately addressed
  • Logic test - do the words support the data?

The Variance Analysis Report (AEVMT Case Study #2)

An exercise to apply the techniques learned in Tab 14 and previous, in which you will use performance measurement data to evaluate the Variance Analysis Reports from lower level managers, and prepare a Summary Variance Analysis Report for submission to the customer.

Preparing a Program Management Review (AEVMT Case Study #4)

An exercise to apply all the techniques you have learned in the Workshop. Using CPM data and earned value information in Empower, you will divide into Government and Contractor teams to prepare and conduct a Program Management Review.  You will assess the validity of information, identify significant current and potential problems, evaluate the Critical Path impacts, evaluate the submitted EAC on the CPR/IPMR, and prepare an independent EAC.

Final Exam


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