Monday, October 31, 2016

Craig WWilliam Craig
Earned Value Management at a Non-Profit

This talk will cover the design and implementation of an EVMS for a single standalone project at a non-profit organization.  The ICON project, a $170M NASA-funded satellite project, was awarded in 2013 to a university laboratory with no significant experience with earned value management.  The design and performance of the system that emerged from this implementation, as well as the challenges and lessons learned will be discussed.

About the speaker:

Bill Craig holds a Ph.D. in astrophysics from U.C. Berkeley. He has over 25 years of experience in building astrophysical instrumentation in the university and national laboratories and has worked on numerous NASA missions including NuSTAR, currently in orbit, where he served as payload manager and the Ionospheric Connections Explorer (ICON) mission, to be launched in 2017, where he is project manager.


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Miles Shepherd
International Standards – are they bad for your project?

MilesInternational Standards are often seen in an unfavourable light, adding complexity and overheads to already pressurised projects.  This presentation provides a brief summary of the ISO development process and addresses issues around national and international interests.  More importantly it looks at YOUR role in the development of project related standards.

About the speaker:

In a 35 year career in project management, Miles has led a variety of projects in UK, Eastern Europe and Russia, mainly implanting IT systems and managing organisational change. His later work centred on the develop of project management processes used to decommission nuclear reactors in Slovenia, UK, Ukraine and USA. Miles works with Government agencies, universities, the media and professional societies (Association for Project Management, International Project Management Association and PMI) to improve understanding of project management. He led the development of ISO 21500 and chairs ISO TC 258 responsible for project, portfolio and program management standards.


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Panel Discussion: The New ISO Standards for EVM and WBS

How should government and industry view the evolving ISO standards for Earned Value Management and Work Breakdown Structures? Panelists will discuss the evolving form and content of the standards and take audience input to inform the standards development effort.

Moderator: Bill Mathis
CPM VP Education and Certification; Liaison to ISO TC 258 Committee

Additional Panelists TBD.