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  • APPEL On-Demand & Partnership Learning Opportunities
    APPEL On-Demand & Partnership Learning Opportunities

Skill Level: Open to all.

This online training course introduces the standards, objectives, policies, and procedures embodied in the EVM system by the government customer. It also presents the background of EVM, and provides context that explains why the guideline exists and why systems are implemented by contractors.

This course is designed for project team members who are responsible for planning, controlling, and analyzing cost, schedule, and technical performance of an activity, project, or contract.

Project Management Competencies
  • PM 8.0 - Earned Value Management
  • PM 15.0 - Project Control

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APPEL Library Resources

NASA Galaxie Library NASA Galaxie Library Books 24x7 Library Books 24x7 Library
All supplemental resources are NASA accessible only unless otherwise noted.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the government policy and benefits for a single contractor unique system meeting a basic set of 32 guidelines.
  • Recognize the list of government acquisition management policies concerning EVM Systems applications.
  • Identify various government thresholds requiring EVM Systems.
  • Identify some of the background and history of the development of EVM Systems.
  • Recognize that cost, schedule, and technical risk determine the system tailoring needed to fit the management of a specific program.
  • Recognize the need to balance the cost of maintaining a performance measurement system with its application benefit of reducing program risks.
  • Understand the data element requirements and the five areas of system implementation and maintenance.