The Integrated Program Management Division (IPMD) is the primary forum for exchanging views and information to promote and communicate integrated program management best practices. The IPMD actively works to foster mutual understanding and effective working relationships between Industry and Government regarding the development, documentation, and maintenance of effective integrated program management processes. The IPMD and its predecessor, the Program Management Systems Committee (PMSC), has long been industry’s advocate on the use, implementation, and integration of EVM practices with program management and other disciplines.
The IPMD initiates and leads program management improvement initiatives with the DoD and other Federal agencies for the mutual benefit of the Industrial base and the Government to understand and adapt to changes in the business and procurement environment.
The division’s objectives are to:
- Serve as a thought leader and consistent source of best practices. For this purpose, the IPMD creates and maintains a set of IPMD Guides for use by Industry and Government, to develop and communicate integrated program management best practices, policies, and procedures.
- Sponsor working groups to improve and advance the state of integrated program management practices and process integration.
- Maintain the EIA-748 Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) Standard. As one component of an integrated program management system, EVM provides visibility into program technical, schedule, and cost performance. EVM practices can be scaled to reflect the type of work and is suitable for all projects and programs, adding management value for Industry and Government.
- Collaborate across all Federal agencies to resolve disparate EVM interpretation and documentation emanating from multiple sources to achieve approved EVM systems and consistent practices.
- Collaborate with other NDIA Divisions and professional associations to foster the implementation, integration, and use of disciplined program management practices.