Join us to share your project performance management knowledge and experiences at the premiere workshop and training seminar on earned value management!

General Speaker Expectations:
CPM, ICEAA and NDIA (to be referenced collectively as IPM) expect speakers to adhere to the timing as listed in the event agenda, to provide a quality session, and to be respectful of all participants and their views. IPM forbids you from selling, promoting, or endorsing any products and/or services within your presentation. You may mention products or services, but further promotion is prohibited. IPM members are traditionally vocal in their displeasure with sessions that appear to be sales presentations or promotions. Any speaker who chooses to make a pitch during their presentation will not be selected to speak at any future IPM related events. One or two slides discussing your background, the organization you work for, and what your position entails is sufficient to set the context for your presentation.

Workshop vs. Practice Symposia:
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.

The Practice Symposia provides the primary avenue for people to share best practices and insight for others to continue evolving the discipline and accepted practices.

IPM 2016 Practice Symposia Tracks
A detailed list of possible 2016 Practice Symposia Tracks with descriptions is available on the Practice Symposia page.

Workshop and Practice Symposia Topic and Speaker Selections:
The content of the Workshops and Practice Symposia sessions are intended to reinforce the Integrated Program Management (IPM) Workshop theme of From C/S2 to EVM to IPPM: The Next Generation of Integrated Program Performance Management.

In support of the theme, specific sessions within each Track will be selected based on the following evaluation criteria. When submitting an abstract, it should be related to the track and session.

  • Value of the topic: Evaluation of the value of the topic to the community.
  • Alignment of topic to the Track: How well the topic fits within the defined Track.
  • Balance of depth and breadth: Seeking depth in a topic area, along with the link and alignment across the Tracks. The idea is that each topic is important alone, then has an important role in the specific Track, and also tells a key part of the value of our sessions across all Tracks.
  • The emphasis on real practices and examples: Contains only needed conceptual information so that participants can appreciate the details and learn from the insight.
  • Diversity of presenter perspectives: Functional expertise in the topic, customer and oversight authority perspectives, practitioner experience, industry, geographical considerations, variety of organizational sizes and dynamics, etc.

When you’re ready to send in your documents, please use our online document submission form.

Important Dates:

August 15, 2016: Abstract submission deadline.

August 19, 2016: Authors of accepted abstracts notified.

September 6, 2016: Presentation materials due.

October 7, 2016: Book your room at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center by October 7 to take advantage of the IPM room discount.

October 7, 2016: Register by October 7 to enjoy the $550 discounted speaker registration rate. After October 7, speaker registration is $650.

October 30, 2016: Join us at the Bethesda North Marriott Sunday night from 5:30-8pm for the Speakers-Only Reception. Please RSVP when making your workshop registration.

October 31-November 2, 2016: The 2016 IPM Workshop. Detailed schedules including rooms and specific times will be released in the weeks prior to the workshop.