New Integrated Program Management Report (IPMR) DID

by Humphreys & Associates | April 4, 2012 8:27 am

This coming change, likely to take effect in May 2012, applies to government contractual requirements (CDRLs) on contracts that require Earned Value Management (EVM) by most federal agencies. This is of particular importance to program and project managers, corporate EVM focal points and other staff that maintain a corporate EVM System Description or training materials. In some cases it applies to IT resources responsible for maintaining the schedule and cost toolsets used on projects.

A new Data Item Description (DID) for contract performance reporting and integrated master schedules was recently circulated for public comment.  The new DID, Integrated Program Management Report (IPMR), DI-MGMT-81466B, will replace the current Contract Performance Report (CPR) DID, DI-MGMT-81466A, and the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) DID, DI-MGMT-81650.

A copy of the draft IPMR DID can be found on the PARCA (Performance Assessments and Root Cause Analyses) website. PARCA is part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition.  The Earned Value Management Division of PARCA is the DOD focal point for all policy, guidance, and competency relating to EVM.

In summary:

The initial comment period for the IPMR DID closed on January 31, 2012, followed with additional discussions with industry through the NDIA Program Management Systems Committee (PMSC). The likely publication date is early May 2012 but this is dependent on the final formal coordination process within OSD. The new DID will begin being applied on new contracts once the DID is approved.

The new DID does impact current EVM Systems as it will be necessary to reference the old and new terms and forms.  As a result, it may be necessary to update:

Most cost and schedule software vendors are aware of the pending changes.  You may want to check with your toolset vendor of choice to see when they plan to have software updates available to support the new DID requirements.

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