Project Controls Analyst Certification

Project Controls/ Analyst Certification

This efficient and intensive certification program is designed for an experienced earned value specialist looking to:

  • Distinguish themselves from their peers as a professional, certified Project Controls/ Analyst
  • Become a more valued asset to their current or future project and Project Management Team in analyzing problems and determining appropriate actions to resolve them

Effective and Comprehensive

Humphreys & Associates effective and comprehensive certification program is intended to further develop existing basic EVM skills into proficient and insightful analytical skills in various areas of a project. It includes wide-ranging advanced EVM and project analysis coursework and concludes with a comprehensive exam requiring the student to demonstrate both analytic and technical Earned Value Management Systems proficiency.

Individuals that complete the Humphreys & Associates Project Controls/ Analyst Certification program will have solid evidence of their ability to provide valuable analytical support to a project team in not only EVM but also in several other critical areas of project management in an EVM environment. They will satisfy job requirements as professionals in Project Controls or Project Analysis in the most challenging of project control environments.

Coursework

The coursework spans the five EVMS guideline groupings in the EIA-748 Standard for Earned Value Management Systems which includes:

  1. Organization
  2. Planning, Scheduling, and Budgeting
  3. Accounting Considerations
  4. Analysis and Management Reports
  5. Revisions and Data Maintenance

Expanding on these, however, it challenges the individuals to understand, recognize, and analyze typical problems in these 5 basic areas to be able to recommend possible solutions to management.

Important elements of the course include discussions of:

  • establishing the initial cost and schedule structures for a project
  • schedule and risk management analysis
  • Performance, Variance, EAC, and ECD analysis
  • assessing data quality
  • incorporation of various types of baseline changes
  • issues with Customer Reporting
  • assessing the project’s compliance with EVM requirements.

For each of these, the course stresses data integrity and traceability, highlighting Earned Value Management best practices to provide insights and to illustrate current methods and approaches. This results in improved project controls analysis and leads to better overall management and informed decision-making.

Included Course Materials

Humphreys & Associates Project Controls/ Analyst certification uses extensive case studies and exercises that bring the EVM concepts to life and help to refine analytic expertise. Each participant will receive:

  • A binder with all course materials
  • The H&A Project Management Using Earned Value textbook
  • The pocket-sized H&A Guide to Project Management Using Earned Value

Contact us today to learn more about Humphreys & Associates Project Controls/ Analyst Certification program at (714) 685-1730.

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EVM Consulting | Corrective Action Response

by Humphreys & Associates on December 3, 2018

Corrective Action Response

How do I respond to a Corrective Action Request?

In EVM Consulting, we deal with Corrective Action Requests (CARs) on a regular basis, so we have plenty of real-world experience. We created an outline of valuable information about DRs / CARs based on our collective experience. Part 1 of the guide is designed to inform you of why CARs are received and who issues them, so you can work to prevent them. Part 2 will prepare you to respond to a CAR in an effective and efficient way.

Corrective Action Response: Sources – Part 1 of 2

In Part 1 of the series we illuminated the varied sources of Corrective Action Requests:
1) Standard Surveillance Instruction (SSI)
2) Agencies that do not use the DCMA for surveillance, such as the Department of Energy.
3) Integrated Baseline Review (IBR)
4) Procedures that are compliant with the EIA-748 Guidelines
5) Contract Performance Report (CPR)
6) Integrated Project Management Report (IPMR)
7) Integrated Master Schedule (IMS)
8) Discrepancy Reports (Levels I-IV)

 

Corrective Action Response: Planning and Closure – Part 2 of 2

In part 2 of the series, we addressed responding to a Corrective Action Request (CAR):
1) Review the DRs/CARs with the customer
2) Organize for successful CAP management
3) Begin a thorough Root Cause Analysis
4) Develop and evaluate Corrective Action Plans
5) Develop verification closure steps
6) Develop a detailed Integrated Master Schedule for CAP implementation
7) Submit CAP and CAP IMS to the customer for approval prior to implementing the Corrective Actions
8) Implement Corrective Action Plans and track progress to successful completion
9) CAR closure and follow-up

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EVM Training – Decision Making and Charlie Munger – Tendency Toward Misjudgment – Part 4

October 1, 2018 Earned Value Management (EVM)

This is the fourth and final blog in this series about the human tendency toward misjudgment. In Parts 1, 2, and 3 we learned about Charles (Charlie) T. Munger, Vice Chairman of Berskshire Hathaway and partner of Warren Buffet, and his listing of 25 innate human tendencies toward misjudgment that we harbor. In those three […]

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EVM Training – Decision Making and Charlie Munger Tendency Toward Misjudgment – Part 3

September 3, 2018 Earned Value Management (EVM)

Tendency Toward Misjudgment – Part 3 Are Your People Being Manipulated? In part 1 and part 2 of this topic we learned about Charles (Charlie) T. Munger, Vice Chairman of Berskshire Hathaway and partner of Warren Buffet, and his listing of 25 innate human tendencies toward misjudgment that we harbor. In those two blogs we […]

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