EIA 748 third party certification is available from Management
Technologies. Using the process described
below we review your Earned Value Management system (EVMS) for compliance
with the EIA 748 criteria and the NDIA EVMS Intent Guide, if
confidential report provides you with our assessment of any short
fall in meeting the Standard and our recommendations for follow-on
An assessment is usually completed within one week. Our assessment
leaders form an assessment team consisting of personnel from Management
Technologies and from your own organization. It is the
client's responsibility to identify the organization to be
examined. This may be a site, department, business unit,
agency, project, program etc. Your people are fully
integrated into the assessment team and report to the lead assessor
during the effort. We include your staff for three very important
reasons: (1) Augmenting our team with your personnel reduces your cost.
larger team can complete the assessment more quickly. (3) Your employees
retain the knowledge from the assessment and can be your leaders
in making further improvements to your Earned Value Management system.
All assessments are performed with the highest regard for the client's
privileged information. The final report is considered confidential
information and is only provided to specific named employees of
The assessment generally follows a process beginning with a pre-assessment.
This effort includes a review of relevant corporate Earned Value
directives, sample reports, and selected projects' history. It is
during this period that the client's assessment personnel are identified.
The actual assessment begins with a meeting of the key individuals
within the organization. This meeting establishes the climate for
the assessment and introduces the team to the organization, key
roles, and administrative matters. During this meeting the team
is provided detailed data and points of contact for the projects and
departments that will be interviewed during the visit. A schedule
for the week's events is established to coordinate efforts and minimize
the impact to the client's on-going work.
Throughout the assessment the team reviews project material, conducts
interviews, and provides management with daily reports on any administrative
or other problems that may impede the team's progress.
The team then produces its initial findings and recommendations,
and reviews them in draft form with the organization's senior management.
This draft review provides the team necessary feedback to ensure
that they have not mis-interpreted any data or missed significant
data that should be considered.
Based upon the responses to the draft report, and any additional
information, the team produces the final report for management.
Depending on the goal of the assessment this report will indicate
ANSI 748 compliance results or identify gaps and
an action plan.