An Analysis of Earned Value Management Implementation Within the F-22 System Program Office's Software Development
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NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Department of Defense DoD use of Earned Value Management EVM program control tool has significantly increased in the last ten years. DoD acquisition policy and training promotes EVM as a cost and schedule management tool, tracking the earned value of the work completed per the baseline plan. Acquisition Category ID programs like the US Air Force F-22 fighter program use EVM to manage their software development efforts, but has the programs implementation of EVM followed the industry-recognized 32 criteria outlined in ANSIEIA-748-A-1998 Earned Value Management System Standards necessary to successfully implement EVM Using these 32 criteria, an evaluation was performed, aimed at assessing the implementation of EVM in the F-22 program. The goal to academically appraise the programs use of EVM in managing Spiral 2, an F-22 avionics software modernization effort. To accomplish this goal a detailed evaluation of how the program meets the 32 criteria was conducted along with analysis of program data, interviews of subject matter experts and a statistical questionnaire conducted with F-22 personnel. Results indicated areas of possible improvement in the use of EVM and potential changes to the F-22 development environment to improve planning, scheduling and budgeting of the EVM baseline.
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft
- Computer Programming and Software
- Economics and Cost Analysis