An Overview of Earned Value Management: Using EVM to Track Progress

An Overview of Earned Value Management: Using EVM to Track Progress


Fletcher Hearns

Director of Technology Solutions
Edwards Project Solutions

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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About the Presentation

Earned Value (EV) is a project metric that integrates the work scope of a project with the schedule and cost elements of the project to optimize control of the planned work. When implemented correctly, it is used as a project management warning system, enabling managers to identify problems early, thus allowing management redirection to prevent cost overruns or schedule delays. So how do you Use EVM to Track Progress? During this presentation, you will be introduced to the concepts of earned value tracking by walking through a simple project lifecycle from planning –to– baseline –to– tracking and reporting status –to– product delivery. In a very short time span this project has many of the same problems that your complex projects encounter, including delays, faulty materials, unplanned resource requirements, and an unreasonable customer. When you have a customer who is eagerly awaiting project completion, constantly checking status and requiring thorough updates, you need to ensure that your project using EV is done correctly! Come enjoy this presentation and learn the concepts of earned value in a way that you will not soon forget.

Event Location

ASAE Conference Center
1575 I Street NW
Washington, , 20005

Agenda and Cost:

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

7:30am - 8:00am: Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:00am - 9:00am: Featured Presentation

PMIWDC Members: $50
Non-Members: $60

Preregistration is required. Cancellations and refund requests are accepted up to 48 hours prior to the event's start. We cannot offer refunds requested after that time.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speakers

Fletcher Hearns

Edwards Project Solutions
Director of Technology Solutions

Fletcher Hearns is the Director of Technology Solutions with Edwards Project Solutions ( He is responsible for the implementation of technology solutions for EdwPS clients including Enterprise Project Management (EPM) as well as overseeing the custom application development performed around enterprise solutions and Microsoft® Project (Desktop & Server). Fletcher is also one of the lead trainers at EdwPS in various aspects of Project Management and the use of Project Management tools.

Prior to joining Edwards Project Solutions, Fletcher spent seven years as the Director of Engineering at ODS Medical, a firm specializing in the development of systems used in the medical industry for digital diagnostic image dissemination and recording. Earlier in his career Fletcher held various positions that involved the design, development and project management of complex high performance systems used in the financial and online gaming industries. Fletcher is a certified as both a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Project Management Scheduling Professional (PMP-SP). In addition Fletcher has been certified by Microsoft as an MCTS in Microsoft Project and Microsoft Project Server.

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