December 22, 2015

The U.S. Government Accountability Office issued a final version of a manual to help federal, state, and local government agencies develop more reliable schedule assessments for government projects of all sizes. The Schedule Assessment Guide: Best Practices for Project Schedules (GAO-16-89G), available on-line, applies to civilian and defense projects managed by either government entities or private contractors. iSystems Group, team member, Andy Lovorn, was proud to participate in the development and comment period associated with the Guide. The final version of the Schedule Assessment Guide presents 10 best practices for developing and maintaining a reliable, high-quality schedule. As a companion to the Cost Estimating Guide and the forthcoming Technology Readiness Assessment Guide , the final version of the GAO Schedule Assessment Guide is designed to assist not only GAO auditors in evaluating the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of government programs, but also all government agencies in developing, managing, and evaluating capital programs. The draft guide was available for comment for a full year and GAO addressed over 1,000 comments resulting in the final version being released today that includes new appendixes and case studies.