Scope is defined as the work that must be done in order to deliver a product
Project Schedule is the logic to execute activities, deliverables, and milestones within a Period of Performance (PoP.)
Managing cost requires the establishment of policies and procedures to control your spending.
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Introduction to the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Standard Surveillance Instruction (SSI.) This course provides a consistent methodology for assessment of contractor processes and procedures to ensure the 32 ANSI/EIA-748 Guidelines are being followed. EVM System surveillance begins at contract award and extends throughout the duration of a contract. This course covers contract clause, EVMS surveillance shall be conducted at all contractor sites where EVM systems are implemented for contracts valued over $20 Million containing the proper EVMS FAR or DFARS clause.
Introduction to the Integrated Baseline Review (IBR) Process and discussion on the outcome. The IBR process is designed to review the PMB to ensure it captures the entire technical scope, schedule requirements, and is adequately resourced. The end result is to ensure planning & budgeting are accurate at the control account level. This course will help you to identify cost, schedule, and technical high risk areas. Overview of DoDI 5000.02 IBRs are required whenever Earned Value is required. Overview of DFARS Clause 252.234-7002 which states The Government will schedule IBRs as early as practicable, and the review process will be conducted not later than 180 calendar days after contract award, the exercise of significant contract options, and the incorporation of major modifications.
Introduction to National Defense Industrial Association Integrated Program Management Division Surveillance Guide. Surveillance is the continuous process of reviewing the health of the Earned Value Management System (EVMS). The purpose of surveillance is to ensure the EVMS is effectively used to manage cost, schedule, and technical performance, and that the performance data generated are accurate and reliable. An effective surveillance process ensures the key elements of the system are maintained over time and on subsequent applications.
This course discusses traditional Earned Value Analysis (or EVA) where it is defined as a calculation method that helps you see if your project is within budget and schedule given where you are right now in your project. In addition, we look at statistical analysis approach to determine where the cost and schedule will need higher attention due to current trends. Earned Value Analysis gives you a realistic picture of the project status. Statistical analysis provides you with any budget gaps and schedule issues. This course introduces concepts such as planned vs. actuals. In addition, we discuss planned budget. How does performance effect the project performance measurement baseline (PMB.)
This course introduces the preparation and implementation of a program’s Integrated Master Plan (IMP) and Integrated Master Schedule (IMS). The IMP and IMS are business tools that enhance the management of acquisition, modification, and sustainment programs. They provide a systematic approach to program planning, scheduling, and execution. This course discusses DoDD 5000.1 (The Defense Acquisition System), MIL-HDBK-881A (Work Breakdown Structure), DI-MGMT-81650 (Integrated Master Schedule - IMS), FAR Part 12 / FAR Part 15, (IMS), and Earned Value Management Implementation Guide (EVMIG.)
This course introduces the SRA, the roles, and the target outcome. In addition, we discuss requests of the Government. What the Government deem an acceptable level of risk. What probaility will the schedule result in a delivery that may be late? Is the project technical, schedule, or cost driven? This course discusses simulations with multiple iterations. We ensure that participants learn that the SRA analysis review is an iterative process. The goal of an SRA is to identify the problem or risk areas, evaluate cost/schedule/technical tradeoffs of alternate solutions, identify and implement a fix, then, re-run the simulation until it can produce a schedule that achieves an acceptable level of probability by an acceptable completion date.