Video Series – Common Problems Found in EVMS and Recommended Corrective Actions – 1 & 2 of 5

by Humphreys & Associates on October 1, 2019 last modified July 22, 2021

Parts 1 & 2 of our video series on Common Problems Found in EVM Systems and Recommended Corrective Actions are live.  These videos review our popular blog series with the same name. 

Subjects Covered in the videos:

Part 1

1:37 – The Estimate at Completion (EAC) is systemically out of alignment with cumulative performance with no justification

3:38 – Poor Variance Analysis and Reporting (VAR)

5:23 – Lack of Effective Subcontract Management

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Part 2

0:26 – Poor Use of the Percent Complete Earned Value Technique

3:07 – Data Integrity Issues

5:01 – Poor Scope Language in the WBS Dictionary and/or Work Authorization Documents

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Michael Blake December 18, 2019 at 9:28 am

I am impressed with how much experience and practical knowledge captured in your videos. I would like to comment for the benefit of H&A that there is a relatively recent alignment in the subcontract management control when a System Prime Contractor will have a larger Subcontractor company as an integral part of their program. In such a case, which is more common with the consolidations and acquisitions of the 1990s, the larger defense companies acquired smaller “specialty houses”. The problem arises is a big way when the corporate policies and practices of the subcontractor do not integrate well with the Prime. Since both systems are validated a complex reconciliation must be out in place as soon as possible and the subcontractor’s DCMA should be included in all IBRs, Status meetings, and audits. This will preclude any misunderstandings in the surveillance effort and assist the Prime in meeting the Prime’s requirements.


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