The purpose of Earned Value Management (EVM) is to integrate a common rigour of project performance management. Execution is everything with EVM. It requires nothing less than a complete commitment by senior management to fully ingrain a business wide culture of EVM. Do it right, and you will reap invaluable data from and for your project teams. Do it wrong, and it will send you into an abyss of disarray. Proper execution does not guarantee perfect program performance. Rather, it will give you invaluable insight into your schedule and budget. Being ahead of schedule and under budget may have the same negative impacts as the opposite unless you can effectively manage to answer the most daunting question of all: Why? Please join me as we Go Beyond the Numbers of EVM. We will briefly review the basic foundations of EVM (SPI, CPI, etc.) before we seek to not only understand what the data is telling us, but more importantly, how can we use it to our benefit.
Jonathan Shriqui has over a decade of financial management experience acquired from General Electric & Lockheed Martin on large scale programs. His Earned Value Management (EVM) acumen was refined when he joined Lockheed Martin, in 2007, as part of the successful capture team for the frigate modernization program (HCM/FELEX CSI) for the Canadian Navy. In 2012, he transitioned to the Navy’s arctic patrol program (AOPS) where the EVM reporting requirement demanded a weekly delivery cycle. Since 2015, as part of the BMT Clarity management consultancy, he provides insights and recommendations to the Department of National Defense for the AOPS and Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) programs. Jonathan has earned his PMP and Six Sigma Black Belt credentials and is currently working towards completing his Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designation.