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(EVM-1390) EVM Self-Surveillance Approach

Primary Author: Ms Sheri L. Crowe EVP
Co-author(s): Ms Amy D Basche

Audience Focus: Intermediate
Application Type: Application
Venue: 2013 AACE International Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA

Abstract: The client, a government agency, requires its contractor to obtain an Earned Value Management System (EVMS) certification that meets the intent of American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/Electronic Industries Standard (EI8A)-748-B, Earned Value Management Systems [2]. Once certified, the contractor is required to perform yearly internal self surveillance on the earned value systems. For Fiscal Year 2012, the contractor performed an internal surveillance of all 32 ANSI guidelines, rather than focusing on 8 to 10 guidelines per year. This approach provides a strong basis for continued earned value emphasis and allows for constant identification of strengths and weaknesses. This paper describes how the contractor is proceeding to ensure the internal surveillance process is sound, progressive, forward-looking, comprehensive, and balanced, making certain that the contractor is self critical of any strengths and weaknesses identified and reported. Details of what data/system reviews were selected to be performed for the Fiscal Year 2012 surveillance plan, results, and corrective actions will be described.