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EVM Competency Framework and Career Roadmap

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EVM Technical Core Competencies:


  1. Integrated Defense Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Life Cycle Management System Disciplines

    The understanding and experience in the DOD System Acquisition and Life Cycle Management process. Understanding of the PPBES process and support development of program inputs to the process. Understanding of governing policy documents for DOD systems acquisitions.

  2. Comprehensive Viewpoints

    The comprehensive understanding of EVM business/mission perspective that extends beyond the objectives of a specific project or program, different EVM contexts and Environments and considers EVM from multiple perspectives (i.e., organizational, political, managerial, economic and social dimensions).

  3. Tailored Approaches

    The ability to frame the essence of customer EVM opportunities and problems, use specialized skills and develop tailored solutions.

  4. Stakeholder Relationships

    The ability to cultivate and foster an active network across regulatory groups, sponsors/customers, DCMA, CEVM, DoD AT&L, ASN FM&B, and other key stakeholders for information sharing, collaboration, and decision making.


  1. EVM Fundamentals

    The knowledge and understanding of Earned Value, Earned Value Management (EVM), and EVM Systems Regulations, Policies, and Guidelines, EVM Practitioner activities, integrates EVM tools, techniques, and best practices.

  2. Applying Earned Value

    The ability to coordinate, perform and/or lead pre and post contract award EVM application activities. The ability to apply and integrate EVM tools, techniques, and best practices.

  3. EVM Integration with other Management Disciplines

    The ability to apply, perform and/or lead EVM related IPM activities and demonstrates ability to integrate EVM tools, techniques, and best practices with other management discipline planning, reporting and decision-making activities.

  4. Advanced/Specialty EVM Competencies

    The ability to apply advanced/specialty EVM competencies; perform, integrate, and/or lead OTB/OTS implementations, conduct of SRAs, EVM implementation in FP/FPI contract environments; use of EVM tools and Executive Reporting responsibilities.

Additional Information

EVM Competency Guide (Full Version) 
EVM Brochure

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