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Earned Value Management (EVM)

A simple concept that can deliver high-value results!

Course Purpose

This course is an overview of the Earned Value Management System. This course provides the fundamental principles of earned value, along with numerous exercises to reinforce application, but will not be directed to the details of the daily operations. Participants will gain valuable insight into successful planning and management and the key drivers for improving value in today’s acquisition process.


Earned Value Management (EVM) is a simple concept that can deliver high-value results. Recent directives from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) require the use of EVM in all major government programs.

Target Audience

Government personnel engaged in the preand post-award activities dealing with the determination to include EVM as a contractual requirement and to understand the reports generated and delivered to the government by the contractor. Personnel that should attend this course will include personnel in the following disciplines: contracting, contracting officer representatives, program or project management, and others desiring to understand the fundamental principles for using this effective management tool in making proactive business decisions.

AMCI offers volume discounts and discounts to government customers. Course prices listed are for Washington DC-based course offerings. Please contact AMCI for further information about our pricing or to receive a price quote for your organization's training needs.
Course Length: 2 Days
CLPs: 16 hours
Cost: Call
  • Plan all work prior to beginning it
  • Measure performance based on an objective set of criteria
  • Analyze schedule status and projections using a time phased network
  • Analyze the expenditure of funds in light of the work accomplished (not work scheduled)
  • Isolate problems:
    • Quantify technical problems within the context of cost and schedule parameters
    • This is not aimed at replacing or changing the process for technical problem detection
  • Forecast completion date and final cost
  • Take corrective action
  • Maintain disciplined control of the performance measurement baseline
  • Fundamental Earned Value Management (EVM) Concepts
  • Using EVM in Project Planning
  • Using EVM in Performance Measurement
  • Analyzing EVM Data for Appropriate Action
  • EVM Criteria for Effective Monitoring of Contractor Performance
  • EVM and Today's Acquisition Process

Contact Laurie Roberts at for more information or to schedule this or any of AMCI's other Professional Acquisition and Contracting Training Series courses.

Please Note: AMCI does not offer generic open-enrollment courses. We specialize in tailoring on-site training for each Federal agency or private-sector firm.

Please contact Laurie Roberts at to order any classroom course for delivery in your location.