March 18, 2014

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) hosted its semi-annual Cost, Schedule, Earned Value Management (EVM) Experts meeting Thursday, March 20. iSystems Group Senior Consultant, Andy Lovorn, participated with other industry experts from around the world in reviewing and responding to challenges within the Federal acquisition environment. Topics of this session focused on creating unbiased Analysis of Alternatives (AoAs) and structuring the analysis to provide maximum benefit, how DoD is issuing an ANSI Standard 748 interpretation instruction document for DoD contractors running EVM, as well as posing feedback to the upcoming Agile Scheduling Appendix to the GAO Scheduling Guide. Lastly, a quick overview of results from the Public comment period of the GAO Scheduling Guide highlighted the latest updates to the draft document expected for upcoming release.