Workshops are forums to introduce and develop new and emerging practices and techniques to improve program management using project performance management. Objectives are to identify potential solutions.
The Workshops are not intended to provide training or instruction but to encourage an open discussion on the Workshop topic.
New for 2016: Mentor & Protégé Speed Networking Session
Monday, October 31 – 9:15am – 10:30am
By invitation only: space is limited to 10 protégés – apply online today for a seat
The hosts of the 2016 IPM Workshop are pleased to announce our new Mentor & Protégé Speed Networking Session, where the “next-generation” of IPMW attendees (aka the protégés) can get a few minutes of one-on-one time with leaders in our community (aka the mentors) to make a connection and gain insight through a facilitated speed networking session.
The protégés get:
- the unique opportunity for one-on-one time with the leaders in our community
- feedback to questions from these respected leaders
- a connection with our history and community to incorporate into their career
- The entire speed networking event is 75 minutes in duration; 10 mentors; 10 protégés
- Five long tables with two mentors on one side. The mentors stay in their seats.
- The 10 protégés have assigned starting seats and then rotate one seat over when told to
- Each discussion is ~six minutes
- The facilitator will tell protégés when to rotate one seat over
- The primary “burden” for making the discussion meaningful will be with the protégé, with the expectation they will prepare for the event and make the discussion engaging
The advance work:
- Review the bios of our selected mentors
- People interested in participating as protégés will complete our online form by Friday, 10/21
- A panel will then review applications and notify applicants in advance of the Workshop
- All selected protégés must be registered for the 2016 IPM Workshop.
- The mentors will be given the info on selected protégés in advance of the session
- The protégés and mentors will be given example questions and guidance on how to make the most of time together
Wayne F. Abba is a management consultant specializing in EVM in the public sector. His clients include the National Nuclear Security Administration, the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Government of Japan. For seventeen years before retiring in 1999, Mr. Abba was the senior program analyst for contract performance management in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition & Technology). He was awarded three Secretary of Defense Medals for Meritorious Civilian Service for leadership in the acceptance of effectively integrated technical, schedule and cost performance management principles throughout the Department of Defense, the federal government, commercial enterprise, and in the governments and industries of friendly foreign countries. In 1999 his contributions to the advancement of project management were recognized by PMI’s Distinguished Contribution Award and by the Government of Canada. In 2005 he was made an honorary fellow of the Centre for Excellence in Project Management in New Delhi, India. He is president of the College of Performance Management, past president of the then-PMI College of Performance Management and served on the governing board of the National Defense Industrial Association’s Integrated Program Management Division. He is a contributing author of the GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide: Best Practices for Developing and Managing Capital Program Costs, of the GAO Schedule Assessment Guide: Best Practices for Project Schedules and of the PMBOK ® Guide 4th Edition.
Professional Certifications: Professional Designation in Contract Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology and NCMA.
Education: B.S., University of the State of New York, M.P.A., the American University, Washington, D.C.
Mr. Bembers is the Chief of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Earned Value Management Center of Excellence in the Cost and Acquisition Assessment Group (CAAG). He is functionally responsible for the agency’s EVM system acceptance and surveillance reviews, facilitating Integrated Baseline Reviews, training, and supporting programs’ effective use of EVM across the enterprise. Ivan is a founding member of the Intelligence Community (IC) EVM Council since 2004 and has led a number of cross-community initiatives fostering consistent interpretation of the EVMS guidelines and establishing EVMS reciprocity in the IC supporting the validation and maintenance oversight of shared Industry Partners’ EVM systems. He is an expert at interpreting the 32 Guidelines and co-leads cross-community reviews of shared Contractors’ EVMS descriptions to ensure that they meet or continue to meet the intent of the Guidelines in EIA-748. In 2011, he was a team member recipient of the Director of National Intelligence Certificate of Distinction to the Intelligence Community’s Earned Value Management System Team for meritorious service in developing and implementing evaluation and surveillance guidance and practices. He received the Office of the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence for serving on the DoD team that authored and adjudicated the DoD’s EVMS Interpretation Guide published in March 2015.
Dan Butler is the Director of Common EVMS Process and Tools for Raytheon. He is responsible for enabling a consistent, cost efficient, and effective integrated program management through common processes and tools. Prior to joining Raytheon, Dan was a member of the SAIC Corporate Project Execution Office, where he served as the Director of Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS).
Dan has more than 30 years of experience including a diverse background in Program Management, Program Planning and EVM, with experience in both the U.S. Government and commercial arenas. Dan is a Past Chairman of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Integrated Program Management Division (IPMD) and is the working group lead for the update/refresh of the EIA 748-D EVMS Standard.
Mary Ann Hale
Mary Ann Hale is the Director of Program Performance Management responsible for Program Management Excellence at General Dynamics Mission Systems. In her role, she partners with program teams to drive operational excellence through an integrated set of processes and tools and program management knowledge competency for programs ranging in size and complexity from small studies to large, complex development programs.
Mary Ann has over 32 years of Earned Value Management and Program Management experience in mainly software/hardware development programs. She has been a member of NDIA IPMD since 2006 and a board member since April 2016.
Education: B.S. Business Administration: University of California Berkeley, M.B.A. Business Administration: University of Southern California
Jerald has served as a speaker at many Project Management Institutes (PMI) and NASA Project Management conferences. He was the keynote speaker at the University of California’s Project Management Excellence symposium in 2004. In addition, he co-authored a chapter in the book entitled ‘Applied Project Management for Space Systems’. He also co-authored an article published in the Spring 2005 edition of the Academy Knowledge Sharing (ASK) magazine entitled ‘Putting EVM to the Test’.
Gordon Kranz is president of Enlightened Integrated Program Management, LLC (Enlightened IPM), a program management, engineering, planning and control consulting company focused on transforming integrated program management practices across the enterprise. Gordon served as Deputy Director PARCA for Earned Value Management within the office of OSD/AT&L, where he was responsible for EVM policy and implementation across the Department. Gordon initiated the joint collaboration between Government and industry on best practices for implementation of EVM on Agile projects and continues to play an active role in this area through CPM and NDIA working groups.
Mr. Lynch has over 35 years of Earned Value/Program Management experience in the defense industry ranging within the design, development, and production environments. Within that span, he spent 10 years working as a self-employed consultant with clients in both the industry and government sectors. He is currently the EVMS Focal Point for Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) and is the elected Chairman of the NDIA-IPMD.
Mr. John S. McGregor is the Deputy Director for Earned Value Management in the Performance Assessments and Root Cause Analyses organization in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition.
During his nearly thirty-year career, Mr. McGregor has held various military, contractor, and DoD civilian positions including mission support, program analysis and oversight throughout the entire DoD Acquisition Lifecycle, and policy development. His responsibilities have ranged from air vehicle maintenance and aircraft deployments to budget functions for ship operations programs, to planning, tracking, and control of performance data for major acquisition programs.
Mr. McGregor has established a track record of superior performance and leadership resulting in streamlined operations with increased efficiency and effectiveness.
Mr. Shane Olsen is the Director for the Earned Value Management Implementation Division (EVMID) for the Defense Contract Management Agency. He serves as the Agency’s focal point for the execution of contractor EVMS compliance.
These functions support DFARS 242.302 (S71) and DCMA’s Contract Administration Office responsibilities for Earned Value Management Systems.
Karen Richey is an Assistant Director for the Applied Research and Methods Team at the Government Accountability Office (GAO). She is a senior cost analyst responsible for performing cost, schedule, and Earned Value Management analyses to support audit findings on a wide range of government programs. Certified by the National Defense University as a Chief Information Officer (CIO), Karen is also Level-III certified in the field of cost estimating and financial management. She has 25 years of experience in the fields of cost estimating, scheduling, and EVM analysis.
Before joining the GAO, Karen was a cost analyst for the Department of the Navy where she performed earned value management and developed independent cost estimates for major weapon programs and automated information systems. Karen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics and Mathematics from the University of South Carolina and a Master’s degree in Cost Estimating and Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School. In the past few years, she has developed and delivered training classes for auditors on cost estimating, scheduling, and EVM as well as co-authoring articles in The INTOSAI IT Journal and the Navy Comptroller Magazine.
In June 2009, Karen received an Award of Excellence from the Federal Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) and an Award of Merit from the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International for leading the development of the GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide. In March 2011, she received a CPIC Best Educational Contribution award for providing an outstanding contribution in training and educational tools for CPIC and related fields.