Updates to the Compliance Review Series of Blogs

November 20, 2017 Compliance

Humphreys & Associates has posted an update to the series of blogs discussing the DCMA Compliance Review (CR) process. “Compliance Review” is a common term used for any type of formal EVM System review DCMA performs to determine compliance with the EIA-748 Standard for EVMS guidelines.  This includes a Validation Review (VR), Implementation Review (IR), […]

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Formal Reprogramming – What Happened?

October 20, 2017 Earned Value Management (EVM)
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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away….an Over Target Baseline (OTB) – by design – was a rare occurrence (and the OTS concept did not even exist as part of Formal Reprogramming). Formal Reprogramming was a very difficult and cumbersome process that most contractors (and the government) really did not like to […]

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Along the IMS Time-Now Line

August 22, 2017 Integrated Master Schedule (IMS)

Recently one of our consultants was instructing a session on the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) with a group of project personnel from one of our larger clients. The group was a mixture of beginners with no real experience in schedules and some much more experienced practitioners; some with more than 10 years of experience. The […]

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Humphreys and Assoc Reviews 7 Principles of Earned Value Management Tier 2 System Implementation Intent Guide

April 27, 2017 ASPR
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In this video we review the 7 Principles of Earned Value Management Tier 2 System Implementation Intent Guide published by the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, or ASPR. This Guide is primarily used by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, or BARDA, on countermeasure R&D contracts that have a total acquisition cost greater […]

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Agile/Scrum Ceremonies and Metrics Useful in EVMS Variance Analysis and Corrective Action

December 7, 2016 Agile

P. Bolinger, CSM October, 2016 Humphreys & Associates How can Agile/ Scrum be used to support EVMS Variance Analysis and Forecasting in a way that provides program managers with cost and schedule integrated information for no extra effort? The discipline of EVMS and the Agile/Scrum practices have several touch-points that are covered in two major […]

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Who Owns EVM? Programs or Finance?

March 14, 2016 CFO

I have read several Earned Value Management (EVM) reports, papers, and articles that debate what company organization should “own” EVM and the company’s Earned Value Management System (EVMS). These debates most often mention the programs’ organization and the finance department as common EVM “owners.” The majority opinion seems to be that because EVM is a […]

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