Earned Value Management Implemented in the Defence Sector

On complex projects, contractors in the Defence sector seek our expertise to develop robust project controls and performance management systems. We guide our customers through the process of implementing Earned Value Management (EVM) systems which add value through measures which are focused on simplifying the task of programme management.

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Programme Management

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Implementation of EVM across a portfolio of projects led by Costain

Development of a collaborative management framework between the client and the MoD

Novel programmes with a high degree of R&D effort

Programmes subject to the highest of security classifications

Key Benefits

Successful implementation of EVM

which led to effective visibility for management in technically demanding programmes

Improved management

of scarce skills resources

Wide scale implementation

to minimise external support required

The Project

We were commissioned to lead the implementation of an Earned Value Management (EVM) project controls process and independent project performance across a portfolio of highly complex projects.

Our role

Our role was to provide the Earned Value Implementation package through:

  • Development of the performance measurement baseline (PMB) by integrating skilled resources into the project teams.
  • Implementation of Deltek wInsight software and development of a standard EVM report suite to ensure consistency of approach and a common reporting format.
  • Delivery of EVM and risk management training courses across the business as part of transferring knowledge including coaching sessions for the Executives.
  • Development and implementation of an assurance review framework consisting of integrated baseline reviews (IBR) and demonstration reviews with the full support of the MoD customer. 

Our Solution

A collaborative approach to implementing the EVM package by involving key stakeholders led to an optimised solution.  The increased visibility provided by our solution gave the client a more effective strategy for managing highly complex technical programmes.

Contact and social

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Rob Phillips, Sector director
0161 910 3444
rob.phillips@costain.com