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Is there an earned value management certification?

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Are there any earned value management (EVM) certifications? If yes, then are these certifications of the "commercial nature" or are they offered (or approved) by the DoD (the department of defense) that first created the EVM.

Additionally, what are the benefits of an EVM certification (again, if it exists)? Will someone like me who has been applying EVM for years now learn something new, or is it just a wast of time?
asked 7 years ago by anonymous

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Yes, I agree that AACE's Earned Value Professional (EVP) http://www.aacei.org/educ/cert/EVP/  is a credible and fairly robust credential which tests for your ability to APPLY earned value and interpret the results of what the various metrics indicate, and translate them into management decisions.

What you need to be VERY careful of is there is another organization that is very well marketed and while it may look like a legitimate not-for-profit professional organization, it is owned and managed by a single individual.

So while investigating your options, be sure to perform some due diligence and pick the credentials from a legitimate, well established, reputable professional organization.

Dr. PDG, Jakarta, Indonesia
http://www.build-project-management-competency.com
answered 7 years ago by anonymous
Can you tell me what the name of this organization is? So I won't fall into this trap..
7 years ago by anonymous
You will recognize it when you see it.......  The same name keeps showing up- as the president of the organization and as the primary instructor and as the person who created the exams.........
7 years ago by anonymous
Look for a certification body that meets ISO standards. Any firm who sells THEIR training to prepare you for THEIR certification, and gives you THEIR certification exam does not meet ISO standards and their motives are unclear at best.
7 years ago by anonymous
Who defines the ISO standards for EVM certifications? Is it the DoD?
7 years ago by anonymous
Hi Anonymous,
I am not sure about your question, as it is not really clear to me what you are looking for.

I am not aware of any ISO standards for EVM Certifications.   If you are trying to find out if any of the CERTIFICATION PROCESSES are accredited, the AACE credentials are recognized by ABET and I BELIEVE that AACE is in the process of getting their certification process ANSI and ISO certified, but I am not sure if that is your question or not.

If you are asking about what body of knowledge forms the BASIS for AACE's EVP, it is based upon ANSI/EIA 748 B http://www.evmi.com/ANSI748BEarnedValueManagementSystems.html  or in Australia, AS4817.

However, while the US DoD was one of the first to implement the concept of EVM, other organizations such as NASA or DoE and even PMI have gotten into the act, coming up with slight variations.  To get a sense of the differences here is a good reference. http://www.eh.com.au/Technical%20Papers/060703%20Comparison%20of%20EVM%20Standards.pdf

But getting back to you specific question, the EVM CERTIFICATIONS are offered by AACE http://www.aacei.org/educ/cert/EVP/ and one other organization, and as noted above, AACE certifications are recognized by ABET and I believe they are in the process of getting the examination process recognized by ANSI and ISO.

BR,
Dr. PDG, Jakarta, Indonesia
http://www.build-project-management-competency.com
7 years ago by anonymous
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There are several "certifications" offered by training corporations in addition to one offered by a prominent professional organization, AACE International (Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering).  You can find out more about them at http://www.aacei.org. If you are involved in government or other projects using earned value management, this could be a significant certification.  Like any certification, it assures your prospective employers and collegues of a minimal level of training and experience.
answered 7 years ago by sdcapmp (45,840 points)

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