EVMS for Program Management: Where Does It Fit?
Earned Value Management/Schedule Track
This workshop provides insight on Earned Value Management and its function within the broader scope of program management. Specific contributions of EVM to be discussed include the integrated management and analysis of scope, cost, schedule, and resources. Mr. Dekker also demystifies Earned Value Management concepts, and leads students to discover how EVM can be a natural byproduct of sound program management disciplines.
Simon Dekker, the original author of the Dekker PMIS™ (Project Management Information System) software suite, has acquired a unique and diverse background of experience in scientific applications, business management, and systems engineering projects.
Mr. Dekker is an expert on the implementation and integration of contemporary program and project management techniques, and has advised commercial enterprises, government agencies, and government contractors in these capacities. Mr. Dekker has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Dekker, Ltd. since the company’s founding in 1984, and has served on the boards of various non-profit organizations.
Prior to leading Dekker, Ltd., Mr. Dekker directed the business and engineering computer centers for the Ballistic Missile Program Office, and was a software engineer for scientific, satellite and defense projects. He has diverse experience in business administration, technology management and technical know-how.
Mr. Dekker has published articles and is an invited lecturer on the topics of Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Performance Measurement, and Earned Value Management (EVM) to various trade associations, private enterprises, government agencies, and universities throughout the United States and Europe.