Keynote Speakers

Keynote sessions happen following breakfast on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at the workshop.

Opening Keynote – Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Crispin “Kik” Piney

Author of the book Earned Benefit Program Management, published by CRC Press in October 2017.
Crispin Piney (known as “Kik”) has been involved in the project world since joining the IT Group at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, in 1970. He later moved to the Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), and left in 2000 to work as an independent trainer and consultant.
He has also invested enthusiasm, time, and effort working as a volunteer with the Project Management Institute (PMI®) on the majority of their standardization efforts – project, program, portfolio, risk, Earned Value, Organizational Project Management, scheduling, Work Breakdown Structures, competency development, etc. On the way he has acquired the PMP®, PgMP® and PfMP® certifications.

“Chicken, Eggs, and Breakfast”

Whereas a chicken makes the investment of producing the deliverable (eggs), what really matters is the benefit gained from the eggs – for example, the breakfast.
We are well acquainted with how to track from chicken to eggs, using, for example the earned value method. However, while making breakfast, program managers need to know how to evaluate progress towards the actual benefits and then be able to evaluate the situation, once the meal is being consumed.
Although Earned Value allows the program manager to track progress towards creating the deliverables, it only allows you to track how close you are to having breakfast ready. What is missing is a reliable method for linking this information intelligently to the end-goal of benefits delivery and realization.
The solution is to use Earned Benefit.

This talk explains how Earned Benefit has been developed to enhance the Earned Value method, and provide an intelligent link between progress information and program objectives.

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Day 2 Keynote – Thursday, May 31

Patrick J. Finneran, Jr. PhD (Hon), FRAeS.

Pat is the President of Accelerated Performance Solutions LLC, an independent business consulting company. APS clients include private equity, energy management, software development, industrial and veterinary medicine.
His former experience includes President/CEO Sabreliner Corporation, multiple senior executive positions with The Boeing Company, most notably the VP/GM of Harrier programs;  VP/GM F/A-18 programs, including the leadership responsibility for F/A18 E/F development and test for which the team was awarded the prestigious Collier trophy in 1999; VP/GM Naval aircraft programs where he oversaw the operational test and fielding of the V22 and the capture of the multi-mission maritime aircraft program, the P8 Poseidon; and President of Boeing Support Systems which was a $7 billion business that provided a complete spectrum of defense services.
Pat holds a bachelors degree from The University of Notre Dame and a Masters Degree from East Carolina University. He is an honor graduate of the U.S. Marine Corps Basic School,   the U.S. Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School, the U.S. Airforce Command and Staff College and a graduate of The National War College. His awards include an Honorary Doctorate from The University of Notre Dame, the Navy League’s Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz Award, the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation “Most Distinguished American Award” and The University of Notre Dame William Corby Award.
He is a member of the Advisory Council for Graduate Studies and Research for The University of Notre Dame, a trustee of the LORD Foundation of North Carolina supporting Duke University and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Pat is a retired Marine Corps Officer and a Vietnam combat veteran.

“EVM: Key Element of an Effective Performance Management Process”

For a business earned value management is an effective element of an integrated performance management system.
Earned value management has the proven ability for industry and government program managers to jointly use trustworthy data to track and manage program performance.
The basic concept of earned value management will work on any program even if all 32 elements are not in place. The effectiveness of an earned value management program should be measured by the project’s cost, schedule and quality not by whether the EVM system is installed in its purest form.
This presentation will consist of four case studies to demonstrate the effectiveness of an earned value management system and development, production, support and for an engineering change proposal.
These are case studies of projects for which I had leadership responsibility as an executive in the Boeing company.

They were:

  • FA 18 EF development and test
  • FA 18 EF production
  • FA 18 EF composite forward fuselage ECP
  • KC135PDM

EVM is a highly effective tool that does not add to project cost if properly tailored to the project EVM works best as an element of integrated performance management process.
An EVM powered performance management process can identify cost, schedule and quality trends early enough in a project to take appropriate corrective action and remain within schedule and budget.

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The EVM World Workshop is a chance to learn about project performance techniques, including earned value management (EVM). The workshop provides training, current topics from practicing professionals, access to world leaders in project performance management, networking, and the latest in software and consulting to make your program successful.

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