PARCA EVM will be holding a webinar on Thursday, July 16 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST. PARCA has sponsored research into the information used to forecast program performance beyond basic cost and schedule data. The webinar will focus on leveraging Technical Performance Measures and Risk along with Earned Value data to inform program management decision making and increase situational awareness.
If you would like to participate in this webinar, please send a request to PARCA EVM at firstname.lastname@example.org
DCMA is developing a protocol for checking programs against the EVMSIG. Preliminary files can be found on the EVMS Systems section of the Policy and Guidance page. These are subject to change as work continues through the details with the industry partners participating in our BBP 3.0 Pilot Initiative. Updates will be made as progress is made towards the go-live date (hopefully towards the latter part of FY16).
The purpose of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Individual Achievement Award is to encourage and recognize individuals who demonstrate the highest level of excellence in the acquisition of products and services. One of the award categories is Earned Value Management. The Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Award recognizes organizations that have displayed outstanding commitment, innovation, and results to develop and support the success of their acquisition, technology, and logistics professionals. The deadline for submitting nominations is August 1, 2015.
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Release of the new DoD EVMS Interpretation Guide (EVMSIG). Effective immediately, the DoD EVMSIG provides the DoD interpretation of the 32 Guidelines contained in EIA-748 and will be used as the basis for DoD assessments of EVMS compliance.
EVMSIG Release Memo [PDF]
DoD EVMSIG [PDF]
Are you a current Government employee interested in making a difference in the Earned Value Management community? If so, please click here to learn more about the PARCA EVM Acquisition Exchange Program (AEP). The AEP provides candidates an opportunity to enhance their acquisition and senior-level policymaking skills, develop managerial and leadership skills, and prepare for future positions within the acquisition community.
Performance Assessments and Root Cause Analyses (PARCA) Earned Value Management division in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition serves as the Department of Defense (DoD) focal point for all policy, guidance and competency relating to EVM.
Earned Value Management (EVM) is one of DoD’s and industry’s most powerful program planning and management tools. The purpose of EVM is to ensure sound planning and resourcing of all tasks required for contract performance. It promotes an environment where contract execution data is shared between project personnel and government oversight staff and in which emerging problems are identified, pinpointed, and acted upon as early as possible. EVM provides a disciplined, structured, objective, and quantitative method to integrate technical work scope, cost, and schedule objectives into a single cohesive contract baseline plan called a Performance Measurement Baseline for tracking contract performance.
Earned value management is fully embraced by the DoD Acquisition Community as an inherent part of the acquisition chain and facilitates joint situational awareness and decision making. EVM is a self-evidently beneficial methodology that provides Program Managers accurate and timely insight into cost, schedule, and technical performance of DoD programs.
PARCA's goal is to increase earned value's constructive attributes for the DoD firms managing acquisition programs by reducing the economic burden of inefficient implementation of EVM. PARCA is dedicated to the idea that EVM is an essential integrated program management tool, and not merely a contractually required report.
As described in the August 10, 2011Ashton Carter memo, “Earned Value Management (EVM) Systems Performance, Oversight, and Governance”, PARCA is responsible and accountable for EVM performance, oversight, and governance across the Department. Specifically: