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So you Passed an Earned Value Management Government Validation - Now What?

AuthorLiggett, William; Hunter, Howard; Jones, Matthew;
KeywordsBudget control; Electronics industry; Financial data processing; Investments; NASA; Probes; Parker Engineering
AbstractIn December 2016, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) received formal acceptance from NASA that its Earned Value Management System (EVMS) complied with the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) Standard 748 EVMS guidelines and thus had a government validated system. JHU/APL had successfully used its EVMS for single, large missions (Van Allen Probe from January 2009 to July 2012 and Parker Solar Probe from April 2014 to August 2018), but now with an increased workload JHU/APL was faced with the need to scale the EVMS to support 10+ missions ranging from instruments to major missions, both in a prime and subcontractor role. This paper delves into how to take an EVMS to the next level-one that supports a single program to a multifaceted system that supports numerous efforts ranging in value from 20M to 500M. It covers enhancements in the areas of processes, tools, staffing, training, surveillance, and overall portfolio management. We hope this paper provides a roadmap that will help others navigate how to scale an EVMS from a single program tool to a multi-mission machine.
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Year of Publication2019
JournalIEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings
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