The content of the Practice Symposia is comprised of 36 sessions structured around eight Tracks. The Tracks and associated number of sessions are:

• NDIA Track (coordinated by NDIA): 6 Sessions
• Cost Track (coordinated by ICEAA): 6 Sessions
• Effective Program Start-Up Track: 3 Sessions
• Technical Readiness and IBRs: 3 Sessions
• IMP and IMS Track: 6 Sessions
• Agile Integration Track: 3 Sessions
• Surveillance Reviews: 3 Sessions
• Implementation Considerations: 6 Sessions

The specific sessions within each Track are:

• NDIA (IPM) Track: 6 Sessions
o Overview of NDIA IPMD Initiatives by Carol Boser
o Role-based Performance Management: The Team Makes Things Happen by Gordon Kranz & Kimberly Hunter
o Application of EVM in Manufacturing, Production, and Naval Construction by John Kanicsar
o NDIA IPMD Predictive Measures Guide by Bill Altman & Sung Soon Stultz
o NDIA IPMD Clearing House Working Group by Pete Wynne & Mellissa Gilbert
o Civilian Agencies and Industry Working Group (CAIWG) Update by Jerald Kerby

Practice Symposia NDIA IPMD Track Session Details (PDF)

Cost (ICEAA) Track: 6 Sessions
o A Comprehensive CES and BCA Approach for Lifelong Learning by Kevin Cincotta & Darcy Lilley
o Bayesian Parametrics: How to Develop a CER with Limited Data and Even Without Data by Dr. Christian Smart
o An Update to the Use of Function Points in Earned Value Management for Software Development by Daniel French & Michael Thompson
o Cost Overruns and Their Precursors by Alan Gideon
o The NASA Project Cost Estimating Capability by Andy Prince & Brian Alford
o Trust but Verify – An Improved Estimating Technique Using the IMS by Eric Lofgren

Practice Symposia ICEAA/Cost Track Session Details (PDF)

Effective Program Start-Up Track: 3 Sessions
o Panel on Trends and Lessons Learned in Effective Contracting by SMEs from NCMA Tysons
o Program Start-up Best Practices by Dale Gillam
o Building In Upfront Integrity for Successful Program Start-up by R. Scott Brunton

Practice Symposia Effective Program Start-Up Track Session Details (PDF)

• Technical Readiness and IBRs: 3 Sessions
o GAO’s Technology Readiness Assessment (TRA) Best Practice Guide by John Ortiz
o The IBR: Your Insurance Policy for a Sound Baseline by Jon Fleming
o The Phased Approach to an Integrated Baseline Review by Eleanor Haupt &Deric Petty

Practice Symposia Technical Readiness and IBRs Track Session Details (PDF)

IMP and IMS Track: 6 Sessions
o Integrating a High Impact Summary Level Program Schedule by Paul Bolinger
o GAO’s Schedule Assessment Guide by Jason Lee & Juaná Collymore
o Finding and Pruning Leaps of Logic in CPM Network Diagram by Jim Peter & Kelvin Murray
o To Complete Performance Index – Based on Schedule Remaining Duration (TCPIRD) by Michael Nelson & Zane Mickelsen
o Schedule Margin…err Buffer, I mean Reserve, Umm…Contingency by Yancy Qualls
o IMP/WBS: Getting it Right is Paramount by Gordon Kranz

Practice Symposia IMP and IMS Track Session Details (PDF)

Agile Integration Track: 3 Sessions
o Agile and EVM Do Work Together, Here’s How… by Andrew Rymaruk, Barbara Phillips, & Evan Francis
o The EVM + Agile Anthology by Ray Stratton
o GAO’s Schedule Assessment Guide – Agile Appendix by Karen Richey & Jennifer Leotta

Practice Symposia Agile Integration Track Session Details (PDF)

Surveillance Reviews: 3 Sessions
o Surveillance as a Proactive Part of Battle Rhythm by ” Marty Doucette
o How to Pass a Government Audit by Tom Shanahan & David Eck
o Managing with the Best Possible Data: Enabling Effective and Risk-Based EVMS Across Industry by Ivan Bembers &Ed Knox

Practice Symposia Surveillance Reviews Track Session Details (PDF)

Implementation Considerations: 6 Sessions
o EVM Adoption: Making the Transition from Old to New by Candi Randolph
o EVMS Tool Evaluation by Ted Hibsman
o The Mystery of Rolling Wave Planning by Michael Nosbisch
o Program Management Dashboards: How to be Intelligent about Business Intelligence by Tom Sullivan & Steve Sheamer
o Tale of Two Contractors: A Comparison of EVM Practices by Keyi Oborokumo
o EVMS Implications of Best Intentions and Misdirection by Mark Infanti

Practice Symposia Implementation Considerations Track Session Details (PDF)

For additional information regarding how sessions selections will be made and the commitment from speakers, please review the speaker requirements at: