PMI’s International Development CoP with Suffyan Bashir, PMP
31 July 2014 • 7-8 AM EDT (13:00 CET/France)
Multilateral and international development organizations have been heavily criticized by governments and donors for not realizing expectations due to lack of accountability leading to corrupt practices, waste of resources, bureaucracy and poor service delivery. This trend has continued to plague development in the third world for decades, according to evaluations conducted on previous projects and programmes.
Many of the existing programming and monitoring tools used by development organizations do not have built-in mechanisms for highlighting shortcomings, discrepancies and financial irregularities and hence cannot effectively expose mismanagement or corrupt practices.
Although Earned Value (EV) has been utilized mainly as a performance measurement tool in the corporate world, it may possibly be employed in development programmes as a tool for accountability and highighting mismanagement of financial resources. The first challenge will be to identify and establish the appropriate EV tools that can be employed within the context of development programmes bearing in mind that development results and outcomes are not expressed as benefits in financial terms. We will then explore a couple of scenarios whereby I will demonstrate how to apply EV in monitoring and controlling development projects to ensure better accountability of project team members while also ensuring funds are not misused.
It is important to recognize that EV alone will not be sufficient to resolve financial mismanagement or wipe out corruption. It must be part of a broader framework that includes various programming, monitoring and auditing techniques that collectively strengthen accountability, enforce regulations and develop business processes that will reduce or greatly minimize illicit financial practices in development projects.(1
The College of Performance Management (CPM) has announced the Workshop line-up for EVM World 2014.
Leaders from the Department of Defense, NASA and Industry will present hands-on workshops and informational updates on the latest developments in earned value management and integrated project performance measures. Workshops will take place from Wednesday, May 21st to Friday, May 23rd in San Antonio, Texas. More information can be found here.
EVM World 2014 Workshop is a chance to learn about project performance techniques, including earned value management (EVM). The workshop provides training, current topics from practicing professionals, access to world leaders in project performance management, networking, and the latest in software and consulting to make your program successful.
If you are new to the field, these sessions will help you gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of earned value management (EVM) and its practical applications and benefits. If you are an experienced veteran, the conference will help you stay abreast of new developments and give you a chance to impact evolving trends–your input just might make the difference. Join us to …
- Update your skills with the latest earned value management (EVM) trends, tools, and techniques
- Learn through training, practice symposia, as well as workshops
- Earn15 PDUs (for PMPs)
- Network with earned value professionals from around the world
PMI’s Scheduling Community of Practice event with Pradip Mehta
11 December 2013 • 11 AM – 12 PM EST (17:00 CET/France)
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Pradip Mehta, a renowned and internationally recognized speaker on Earned Value, will deliver a light hearted and humorous presentation with real world examples and case studies on the use and abuses of an earned value system.
He will address a few streamlined approaches to get the most out of implementing earned value on both small as well as large projects. He will also examine different elements that play an important role in determining how effective earned value will be for you in your particular application.
A case study will illustrate some of the dangers and pitfalls of the "strict" interpretation of variance data related to earned value.
The EVA conference recognises Earned Value as the best way to integrate cost and time and the best way to monitor status and inform management for decision making.
EVA is a conference organised by a project management practitioner for project management practitioners and stakeholders.
The material is delivered, wherever possible by practitioners who actually have the experience of doing the job.
- It focuses on the technical when it is cutting edge.
- It emphasises people skills.
- It illustrates with examples from the biggest most complex projects on the planet.
- It is mostly concerned with managing change and making it work. Bridging the knowing-doing gap.
- It recognises the plurality of views about projects and welcomes input from unusual, unknown or unexpected directions.
- It is great for networking.
- It is not in thrall to its sponsors and yet remains on very good terms with them and welcomes their continued support.
- It recognises that women do project management too. And very well!!
- It remains fiercely independent and is attended by people who want to be there.
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PMI Earned Value Management Community of Practice Presents: Result-Based and Earned Value – A New Integrated PM Approach Webinar
2 May 2013 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM ETC Time/France (UTC – 0400) – English
This webinar presents a new Integrated Project Management Approach to encourage organizations and project people to introduce changes in the way that projects are handled nowadays.
This new integrated approach combines a Result-Based concept with a simplified application of Earned Value for planning and controlling the execution of projects more objectively, effectively and proactively regardless their size, complexity or type. The webinar starts with the current practices behind the statistical rate of projects success and a current trend.
The project management techniques that are involved: Result-Based, Project Work Plan, Baseline, Earned Value, Earned Schedule and Performance Measurement, are presented using a case study.
Finally, the presentation summarizes the benefits of implementing this approach with the ultimate goal to increase the probability of success and ROI of projects, and support the implementation of Earned Value and Earned Schedule worldwide.
The presenter, Williams Chirinos has project management experience and expertise, with more than 20 years of work experience in the Oil and Gas Industry and EPC environments.
Signup for this webinar and learn more about EVM CoP by visiting the EVM Community of Practice page at http://evm.vc.pmi.org/Webinars.aspx
5:45 PM to 7:00 PM France Time / CET
Earned Value Management Community of Practice Webinar #13
This webinar examines innovative tools and techniques to integrate earned value with risk management. Members interested in attending this webinar should register at the community website.
PMI’s Earned Value Management Community of Practice presents for PMI Members only
Agile Planning and Performance Metrics for Government Projects Webinar
16 January 2013 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST (UTC – 0500)
The Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 25 Point IT Management Reform Plan requires agencies utilize an iterative, or Agile, project management methodology and that all projects should result in working business functionality in 6 months or less. However, the OMB also requires the development of a performance measurement baseline and that cost, schedule, and technical performance metrics are tracked.
This informative webinar will review the OMB requirements as well as how to plan Government Agile projects and implement Earned Value Management.
- OMB 25 Point IT Management Reform Plan – Modular Development
- Agile Project Management Overview
- Planning Government Agile Projects
- Implementing EVM for Agile projects
Dave Scott will share some of his 25 years of experience with both government and commercial customers in the implementation of systems and processes to improve IT management processes. He is highly regarded for his knowledge of Project Portfolio Management, Capital Planning and Investment Control, Earned Value Management, and Business Process Improvement. He is responsible for ensuring that customers achieve significant, measurable results by implementing a performance based measurement system and utilizing the latest enabling software solutions to improve project and earned value management processes.
The EVA conference is known for its personal development and networking opportunities, providing insightful talks and presentations on how to become a better project manager using Earned Value Management (EVM).
This year will focus on cost, behaviour and benefits, so even if you don’t specialise in Earned Value, you are sure to gain from attending. Over the years, the EVA conferences have become renowned for their original presentations and speakers with innovative ideas.
EVA17 will be in London at The Armourers’ Hall Moorgate on 12th and 13th June.
Additionally, APMG’s Chief Examiner for Earned Value Management, Steve Wake, will be running a workshop on Earned Value on 11th June in London. He will explain the theory of EVM and how you can use it in your organization by making it a central part of management processes.
Find out more and register here. By using this link, prices are discounted by at least 40%.
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