PMSC Committee Working Groups and Other Activities
PMSC Committee Working Groups and Other Activities
The NDIA PMSC working groups are formed and disbanded as needed to proactively address current issues related to EVM. These working groups include representatives from industry and government to ensure various stakeholder interests are considered. The working groups are an excellent way to get involved with the PMSC activities, find out what other companies are doing related to EVM, and provide an opportunity to contribute to the EVM community - you can make a difference. Our leadership position in industry reflects our membership's commitment and dedication to continually enhance and promote the use of EVM. Most working groups conduct their activities via telecom or web meetings with occasional meetings that usually coincide with the quarterly committee meetings. For more information, contact the Working Group Leads.
Working Group Leads: Beverly Solomon, Northrop Grumman, email@example.com and Kathryn Flanigan, General Dynamics, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This working group provides a forum for industry’s EVMS practitioners to raise and discuss EVMS or related issues. The goal is to identify common issues, gather facts and supporting data, formulate industry positions, and develop recommendations for issue resolution. This working group handles the process steps necessary to capture the facts and data and to develop mutually acceptable resolutions along with specific recommendations that can be presented to the PMSC board for further action.
Working Group Documents:
Working Group Lead: Nick Pisano, Safran North America, email@example.com
This working group actively identifies and resolves contract issues that can impact project management such as DFARS clause enactments, EVM versus contract order of precedence including service level agreement (SLA) metrics and use of EVMS metrics in contracts tied to incentives and sanctions, Undefined Contract Actions (UCAs), Unpriced Change Orders (UCOs), and subcontractor compliance and surveillance, among others.
- Earned Value Management Systems Intent Guide Update
Working Group Lead: Mike Cuticchia, Rolls-Royce, firstname.lastname@example.org
The refresh to the ANSI/EIA 748 Standard for Earned Value Management Systems (Version C) was published in March 2013. This working group is updating the Intent Guide as a result of the ANSI standard refresh.
Integrated Baseline Review (IBR) Guide Update
Working Group Lead: Neil Albert, MCR, email@example.com
This working group is updating the content of the September 2010 edition of the guide.
- NDIA PMSC Guides
Working Group Leads: Joan Ugljesa, NVG, firstname.lastname@example.org and Dan Butler, Raytheon, Daniel.E.Butler@raytheon.com
This working group is responsible for maintaining the complementary documents to the ANSI/EIA 748 Standard. This includes the Intent Guide, System Acceptance Guide, Systems Application Guide, Guide to the IBR, and Surveillance Guide.
- Planning and Scheduling
Working Group Leads: Carla Gilhuys, Northrop Grumman, Carla.Gilhuys@ngc.com and Yancy Qualls, Bell Helicopter, email@example.com
This working group focuses on topics and resolving issues related to planning and scheduling in EVM environments. This working group has taken ownership of the Planning and Scheduling Excellence Guide (PASEG) produced by the NDIA ICPM Program Planning and Scheduling Subcommittee (PPSS).
- Production EVM
Working Group Lead: Scott Gring, Lockheed Martin, firstname.lastname@example.org
The charter for this working group is to analyze EVM practices and processes on production contracts to provide a common understanding of terminology, processes, and earned value applications used in a production environment.
- Program Management
Working Group Leads: Bill Altman, Battelle, email@example.com and Stewart Tague, United Technologies Aerospace Systems, firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of this working group is to broaden the focus and membership of the PMSC to influence acquisition policy and share best practices among program management professionals in areas in addition to earned value management. With Industry and Government participants, this will be accomplished by: 1) update, as appropriate, PMSC charter and objectives to reflect broader focus; 2) recommend the formation of additional PMSC working groups to address a range of topics essential to successful program execution; 3) increase program manager participation in PMSC by broadening meeting topics appropriately; and 4) develop program management guides/white papers as appropriate.
- Risk and Opportunity Management
Working Group Lead: John D. Driessnack, Management Concepts, email@example.com
This working group is focusing on developing a systematic approach for planning, assessing, and handling events that have a potential for causing a positive (opportunity) or negative (risk) impact to project objectives. The goal is to develop a best practice guide to identify risks and opportunities early-on and assess the possible impacts/benefits; set priorities; establish handling approaches that can avoid cost overruns, circumvent delays, and minimize/mitigate the inherent problems of crisis management; and discuss how risk and opportunity management can be integrated into the day-to-day program management processes.
Sustainment Performance Measurement
Working Group Lead: John C. Duval, CSC, firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of this working group is to investigate and document the useful application of EVM concepts to contracts containing sustainment work (Operations and Maintenance, Services, and other work typically treated as Level of Effort) for the purpose of improving stakeholder assessments of performance. The working group will focus on formulating recommendations on policy and guideline creation or modification, to include tailoring recommendations, implementation approaches, training material, and best practices.
Special Interest Topics
Special interest topics are also addressed at the quarterly meetings as various committee members are involved in other activities that are of interest to the EVM community. Current topics include:
- Data Integrity, OSD Central Repository
The intent is to ensure the committee continues to interact with the people responsible for OSD's Central Repository (CR) for Contract Performance Reports (CPRs), Contract Funds Status Reports (CFSRs), and Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) data. This includes the latest data validation checks the CR is performing, common data quality issues that surface, and the formats used to post data to the CR including ANSI X12 and UN/CEFACT XML schema files.
- NDIA Industrial Committee for Program Management (ICPM)
This is a forum for senior executives of NDIA corporate member companies and senior DoD acquisition officials to meet periodically to review and discuss issues of common interest and concern. Topics for discussion include program and acquisition management policies, procedures, best practices, and issues which impact military systems development, procurement, and use. More information is available on the NDIA ICPM web site.