Charlottesville Community Dinner and Speaker

Charlottesville Community Dinner and Speaker



Eric Keathley, PMP

Project Manager

Battelle Memorial Institute

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Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Event Location: 
Timberwood Grill
3311 Worth Crossing
Charlottesville, Virginia 22911
Agenda and Cost: 

5:30pm - Registration and Networking
6:00pm - Dinner and Speaker
8:00pm - End of Program

Program Description


One of the more popular terms used in project management is EVMS, but how many people actually use Earned Value in their project management practices? There are standardized courses and tutorials for Earned Value Management Systems, but there is no single way to implement EVMS as a useful project management tool. There are variations in the technologies people use, in the types of contracts and funding rules applied to projects, and there are huge differences in the types of projects that need to be managed. And the way that progress is measured is often as much of an art as it is a science.

So what makes EVMS useful? Of course, there are several factors that make EVMS a valuable ingredient to successful project management, and the most important factors are the same no matter what kind of project, contract or technologies we have to manage and use.

We will briefly review the tenets of the Earned Value Management System, discuss the factors that make it useful, and discuss ways that EVMS can be configured to meet the needs for different kinds of projects and operating environments. Then, we’ll spend some time reviewing one method for implementing EVMS, conduct “class room” exercises using that method, and then discuss variations of EVMS may work for different kinds of projects.

Special Instructions: 

We will have dinner served Ala Carte instead of buffet style and the attendees will be responsible for buying their own meal and beverages from the menu below.

When you check in you will order from the menu below. To serve everyone in a timely and accurate manner, we ask that no substitutions be made. We will have a sign-in sheet where you will put your name and then check the dinner that you would like. In addition to your meal, you are also responsible for your own beverage.

  • Flank Steak Au Poivre $ 16.95
    A marinated flank steak grilled to medium and served over mashed potatoes with sautéed mushrooms and onions in a brie-sherry cream sauce with a side of asparagus.
  • Shrimp Diablo $ 13.95
    Shrimp sautéed with garlic and tossed with a sweet & spicy marinara and angel hair pasta.
  • Chicken Alfredo $ 12.95
    A grilled chicken breast tossed with homemade alfredo sauce and penne pasta.
  • Perfect Chicken Tender Salad $ 10.95
    Breaded chicken tenders, diced egg, fresh bacon, tomato, cucumber, red onion, shredded Jack & cheddar cheeses, and croutons over mixed greens with honey mustard dressing.
  • Chicken Caesar Salad $ 8.95
    Full size Caesar salad topped with grilled chicken.
  • Bacon Cheeseburger $ 8.25
    Bacon, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and mayo.
PDUs Available: 
1 PDU for Certified PMs

About the Speaker

Eric Keathley, PMP

Battelle Memorial Institute
Project Manager

Eric Keathley, PMP is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) at Battelle Memorial Institute. Eric has been managing information technology and software engineering projects for nearly twenty years.

About the Charlottesville Community Events

The PMI Charlottesville Community is a part of the PMI DC Chapter. We have free dinner presentations six times per year. Admission is free and attendance qualifies a PMP attendess to 1 free PDU. The goal of the community is to foster community, networking and education in the context of the Project Management profession under the guidelines of the PMI.