Earned Value Management
Program Control Challenges and Solutions
Advanced Project Management Training Seminar
Presented by Northern Virginia Community College Workforce Development
A PMIWDC Strategic Partner
Register online or by phone at calling 703-450-2551
14 PDUs for Certified PMs
Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 27 and 28
This seminar provides 14 PDUs for certified PMs.
Dates and Location
Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 27 and 28, 2009
Course Length: 14 hours – 2 class days from 9:00am – 5:00pm
Providing 14 PDUs
NOVA Community College
Reston 2 Center
1831 Wiehle Ave
Reston, Virginia 20190
Registration and Costs
$785.00 per person
Register online or by phone at calling 703-450-2551. Space is limited.
About the Course
Program control means many things to many people. Earned Value is a vital tool program personnel can apply to
provide insight into program cost and schedule. This tool facilitates identifying and controlling risk. It ensures all
program personnel and stakeholders have the information they require to make critical program decisions.
In this workshop, participants learn the vital role Earned Value plays in program control. Through a series of lectures
interspersed between a significant interactive group exercise, participants will learn Earned Value history, formal
guidance, formulas, reporting, analysis, and accountability.
Participants work together to establish and execute a program baseline. They develop the program and contract
Work Breakdown Structure, decomposing this into measureable work. They apply Earned Value performance
methods, and compute Earned Value performance. As a group, they develop and present a Contract Performance
Report to their peers. Finally, the participants present information they have researched in response to specific
challenges assigned to them during the workshop.
Through lecture, discussion, and activities, participants will review and expand their expertise in the following areas:
Earned Value directives, guidance, criteria, and contract clauses
Earned Value definitions, terminology, methods, formulas, and templates
Earned Value-related agencies, consultancies, applications, and information sources
Program Office Roles and Responsibilities in implementing and using Earned Value information
Program Earned Value reporting and review requirements
Program Earned Value Management System accreditation and audit
By the end of the workshop, participants will have the information and resources they will need to participate in a
program office implementing Earned Value Management and evaluating Earned Value data.
About the Instructor
Blair Alan Knapp Jr., MSPM, PMP
Blair Alan Knapp Jr., MSPM, PMP holds a MS in Project Management from Boston University, a BA in
International Affairs/International Economics from The George Washington University, a Masters
Certificate in Unix System Administration from The George Washington University, and a Masters
Certificate in Project Management from Boston University. He also holds a Project Management
Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Mr. Knapp is a veteran of the US Navy, where he served first as the aviation squadron Intelligence Officer,
then on staff in the Pentagon's Desert Shield/Desert Storm Joint Intelligence Center.
Mr. Knapp has been engaged in program and project management for the past seventeen years,
consulting in it for the past ten. He has specialized in IT integration, Program Management Office support,
and program control. During this time, he has worked for McDonnell Douglas Aerospace and,
subsequently, The Boeing Company installing and supporting systems at such US commands as EUCOM,
JAC, SHAPE, and JICPAC. While at Boeing, he also served as the Configuration Manager for a significant
IT program. He followed these efforts as a consulting manager with Verity, Inc., a Sunnyvale California-
based software company, managing its projects in its Federal market space.
Mr. Knapp joined Robbins Gioia in 2004, where he initially supported the US-VISIT Program Office as a
program control analyst. Here, he developed and maintained the program's Earned Value Plan, Policy and
Procedures. He also developed and maintained the Program's Program Management Review Plan,
Process and Procedures. Currently, Mr. Knapp supports the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Here, he drafted the TSA EVMS Policy, MD 300.11, and supports the Office of Security Operations staff in
their outreach to the program managers.