The Department of Defense (DoD) has issued a new Earned Value Management Systems Interpretation Guide, which aims to pull together and streamline DoD rules for evaluating contractors’ earned value management systems (EVMS) compliance.
According to DoD, the Guide seeks to:
- Reduce compliance burdens by promoting consistent application of EVMS compliance assessments across DoD,
- Emphasize the need for clear and measurable technical objectives for planning, performance measurement, and managing the baseline, and
- Show how program-unique management practices can be consistent and compliant with broader EVMS guidelines.
The Guide provides DoD interpretation of the 32 guidelines contained in EIA-748 and is to be used as the basis for DoD’s assessments of EVMS compliance with the 32 Guidelines in accordance with DFARS Subpart 234.2 and 234.201.
Download a copy of the Guide here: DOD Earned Value Management Systems Interpretation Guide.
DoD’s central repository of information on EVMS is located at: http://dcarc.cape.osd.mil/EVM/EVMOverview.aspx.