ANSI Criteria 2017-01-17T19:59:11+00:00

ANSI/EIA-748 Standard for Earned Value Management (EVM)

The PMPlan products, and in particular PMPlan Enterprise are fully capable products as they stand, however, because of the unique differences between clients needs, they are evolutionary products, and as a result are still a work-in-process. While AlNik Solutions makes every effort to adhere tightly to the principals of the ANSI/EIA-748 standard for earned value management (EVM), the standard does not dictate how an organization should implement the standard as it is applied to its processes and procedures, but it does dictate what the results of an organizations project enterprise processes and procedures must achieve.

PMPlan Enterprise can Meet the requirements of all of the 32 Criteria of the ANSI/EIA-748 Standard.

The 32 ANSI Criteria Ref No PMPlan Stand-Alone Mode PMPlan Enterprise Multi-User Mode
Define the authorized work elements for the program (Work Breakdown Structure (WBS))
2.1a
Yes
Yes
Identify the program organizational structure (OBS) (Who is responsible for accomplishing the work)
2.1b
Yes
Yes
WBS and OBS Integration
2.1c
No
Yes
Overhead Control
2.1d
Partial
Yes
Control Account Plan Creation
2.1e
Yes
Yes
Schedule Work
2.2a
Yes
Yes
Identify progress indicators
2.2b
Yes
Yes
Time-Phased Budget Baseline
2.2c
Yes
Yes
Project Budget
2.2d
Yes
Yes
Work Packages measurable units
2.2e
Yes
Yes
Authorized Budgets
2.2f
Yes
Yes
Level of Effort
2.2g
Yes
Yes
Overhead Budgets
2.2h
No
Yes
Identify management reserves and undistributed budget
2.2i
Yes
Yes
Program Target Cost Goal
2.2j
Yes
Yes
Measure Direct Costs
2.3a
Yes
Yes
Control Account maps to only one WBS element
2.3b
Yes
Yes
Control Account maps to only one OBS element
2.3c
No
Yes
Measure Indirect Costs
2.3d
No
Yes
Production or Development Quantity Costs
2.3e
Yes
Yes
Accumulated and Material Costs
2.3f
Yes
Yes
Monthly generate Schedule and Cost Variances
2.4a
Yes
Yes
Comprehensive Variance Analysis
2.4b
No
Yes
Indirect Cost Analysis
2.4c
No
Yes
WBS and OBS Variance Analysis
2.4d
Yes
Yes
Corrective Actions
2.4e
No
Yes
Estimate at Complete Reconciliation
2.4f
Yes
Yes
Timely Changes
2.5a
Yes
Yes
Reconcile Budgets
2.5b
Yes
Yes
Baseline Integrity
2.5c
Partial
Yes
Rebaseline Processes
2.5d
Yes
Yes
Baseline Traceability
2.5e
Partial
Yes


References:
[1] “Earned Value Management Systems”, EIA Standard, ANSI/EIA-748.
[2] Fleming, Quentin W. and Koppelman, Joel M. “Start With ‘Simple’ Earned Value On All Your Projects” CrossTalk The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, June 2006. http://www.stsc.hill.af.mil/CrossTalk/2006/06/0606FlemingKoppelman.html).

Notes:
{1} The list of 32 EVMS guidelines criteria noted in the ANSI 748 standard.
{2} Refer to the reference section in the ANSI 748 standard.
{3} These criteria (based on Fleming and Koppelman article) are the minimum requirements to make effective use of EVMS methods without using the full set required for large complex projects.
{4} PMPlan Standard only has base rate and rate factor which are not tracked separately.
{5} Each tool can store direct costs by manually inputting the costs from reports generated by the general books of account or import the costs from files generated by the general books of account.
{6} This process is controlled by stated policy.
{7} Only the previous baseline is maintained within the project file. To save multiply baselines requires saving renamed project files to keep a history of multiply baselines.