Wednesday, July 7, 2010

How Healthy Is Your Project?: A Lesson in Earned Value Management (Jacqueline Ockleberry)

There are over 50 workshops scheduled for the 32nd annual BDPA Technology Conference in Philadelphia on July 28-31, 2010. One of the workshop presenters is Jacqueline Ockeberry, PMP.

Jacqueline Ockleberry is the founder of JYO Consulting. Her experience spans more than twenty years in the field of Information Technology and the discipline of Project Management. She is an innovative and versatile professional offering a rich mixture of experience and success in the business world, nonprofit, and academia.

Ms. Ockleberry is a noted lecturer who delivers highly interactive classes built on practical and real-world experiences. She has trained hundreds of project managers on a variety of topics. Her real-world experiences and enthusiasm are the perfect combination for a fun, comprehensive review of project management fundamentals, advanced project management techniques or PMP® exam preparation.

Jacqueline earned her Master's Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University and she is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP®) by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). She also holds a Master of Business of Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington.

She is a lifetime member of the BDPA Dallas chapter serving as chapter president in 1996-1999. She also served as the director of the 2004 National BDPA Conference.

BDPA is fortunate to have Jacqueline as a conference workshop presenter. Her workshop is entitled, 'How Healthy is Your Project?: A Lesson in Earned Value Management'.

This seminar will introduce you to the fundamental components for measuring your project performance using Earned Value Management (EVM). EVM quantitatively assesses the real progress of a project by understanding the work that was completed, the time taken to complete it, and the actual costs to complete the work. When properly applied, EVM provides an early warning of project performance problems.

The topics covered in this seminar include:
  • What is Earned Value Management?
  • Four EVM Questions to Ask
  • Project Tracking without EVM
  • Project Tracking with EVM
  • Scaling EVM from Simple to Advanced Implementations
  • Interpreting EVM Data
  • Limitations of EVM
The class is intended for managers and team members who require insight into how to assess a project’s health as well as being able to determine a project’s potential for success or failure, based upon stakeholder expectations.

The workshop is scheduled for Thursday, July 29th @ 1:30pm. Will you be attending? Do you have any questions about PMP certification that we can discuss with Ms. Ockleberry in this online forum?

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