The PMO is responsible for the development and oversight of training materials to raise project management competency, promote best practices, and disseminate lessons learned. Projects tracked by the PMO use the Earned Value Management System (EVMS), a standard methodology that uses project scope, cost, and schedule to measure project progress and LBNL rigorously maintains a DOE-certified EVMS to ensure eligibility for future projects. This includes administering an EVM training regimen for specific project team members when Berkeley Lab is the lead on a DOE Order 413.3B project (above $50M in total project costs). In this scenario, Control Account Managers (CAMs), Project Managers, and Project Directors must complete the following 3 courses:
- PMO 0100: Project Management Earned Value Control Account Manager (CAM) Training
- PMO 0150: Project Management Earned Value CAM Refresher training (required annually)
- CFO 0210: Financial Management Overview for EVMS – CAMs (offered by OCFO)
See the LBL Training website for course descriptions and more information. The PMO works with project teams and the Project Controls group to identify individuals who require training.