Planning, Monitoring and Control (PMC) SIG Product Update - Alex Davis


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This is one of many excellent presentations given over the last three years of the eVa in the UK series. They can also be found in the archive at: along with back-copy video footage in http://evaintheuk/pmchannel
EVA19, the long established Earned Value conference, has this year described its theme as looking at a project management ‘ABC’ – Agile, Benefits and Complex.
The four day event, which returns to the Armourers Hall, runs from the 19th to 22nd of May with the flagship conference being held on 20th and 21st May and workshops before and after.
The conference will look at how this ‘ABC’ can be made to work within a portfolio and how agile fits into major and minor projects. It will investigate how to manage the relationship between portfolio benefits and project budgets, and whether complex projects even exist.
Conference organiser and APM chairman, Steve Wake says:
“Currently there is little evidence that this ‘ABC’ is being effectively deployed and managed. This conference aims to address that concern through EVA’s trademark blend of learning and professional development. Case studies and unusual presentations, delivered by top-notch speakers and experienced practitioners, will again engage and entertain the audience.
We’ve used string quartets to illustrate points in the past and this year we will be using a Blues band for the first time.”
Speakers across the two days include many familiar faces from the APM events programme including; Adrian Pyne of the APM ProgM SIG ‘Changing the project wasteland with a portfolio culture that works,’ APM Honorary Fellow Tim Banfield Director at the Major Projects Authority and Stephen Jones, Sellafield and Planning Monitoring and Control Specific Interest Group (PMC SIG) and Carolyn Limbert of the APM PMC SIG to talk about agile, benefits and complex.
Peter Taylor, the Lazy Project Manager will be presenting on “The project manager who smiled” and the ever popular Stephen Carver will present the leadership lessons that can be learnt from Alfred the Great.
In addition, there will be speakers from AIRBUS, TfL, Bloodhound, Heathrow T2 and London Tideway Tunnels.
The conference will be supplemented by a number of workshops being held at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Bloomsbury Square on Monday 19th and Thursday 22nd May 2014.
'eVa in the UK' is building a reputation, brand and a learning legacy for the Project Management Profession. The event series is now in its nineteenth year. It is almost as if it all kicked-off when Steve Wake was in short trousers and knights roamed the land on their chargers!
#eva19 is an excellent example of Listening, Learning and Leading #apmLLL in action, and great opportunity for professional development.
I would encourage anyone who is interested in 'Building a better Project Manager,' to take a look at the web site book your place and get involved.

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Planning, Monitoring and Control (PMC) SIG Product Update - Alex Davis

  1. 1. Planning, Monitoring and Control (PMC) SIG Product Update Alex Davis 12th June 2012
  2. 2. Summary §  PMC SIG existing products §  PMC SIG new products §  Work in progress §  Future work §  A word from the Chairman
  3. 3. PMC SIG existing Products §  APM Earned Value Management Guidelines §  Introduction to Planning §  The Earned Value Compass §  Interfacing Risk and EVM §  Introduction to Project Controls
  4. 4. White Papers §  The Scheduling Maturity Model –  Published 2010 §  Earned Schedule –  Published 2010
  5. 5. PMC SIG new products
  6. 6. PMC SIG new products §  The Scheduling Maturity Model §  The Earned Value Body Of Knowledge (EV BOK) §  Earned Value foundation exam –  First exams sat in 2011 §  Earned Value practitioner exam –  Pilot exams sat in 2012
  7. 7. The Foundation Examination §  Simple and complex multiple choice questions –  30 Knowing / comprehending –  10 Applying / analyzing §  One hour examination §  Closed book §  Pass mark required is 65% §  All questions based on “Earned Value Management – APM Guidelines”
  8. 8. The Practitioner Examination §  Complex multiple choice questions –  80 questions –  Based on Bloom’s taxonomy (knowledge, comprehension, application and analysis) §  Three hour examination §  Open book §  Pass mark required is 50% §  All questions based on “Earned Value Body Of Knowledge” (EV BOK) § 8
  9. 9. Not more exams…! §  Provides a nationally recognised qualification §  A measure of your competence §  Transferable §  Use the knowledge to tailor EV implementation §  Linked to Continuing Professional Development –  Practitioner element must be kept current We all use Earned Value
  10. 10. Work In Progress §  The Planning Guide §  Review of the ANSI Standard 748 §  Review of APM EVM Guidelines
  11. 11. Future Work §  Cost Engineering and Earned Value - White Paper §  A guide to conducting Integrated Baseline Reviews (IBRs) §  The link between Earned Value and Portfolio (dynamic link between benefits and project outturn costs)
  12. 12. SIG Workgroup Doers and Reviewers Always needed Contact Steve Wake uk 0208 886 5594 The PMC SIG is the most productive of all 13 SIGs in the APM The PMC SIG exists through its volunteers We can’t produce work without them The SIG is always looking for help A word from the Chairman Contact Alex Davis 030 679 33747