M2D2 Monthly Downtown DC Meetings—Introduction to Earned Value: A Case Study


About the Program

Earned value is an approach to track the value of a project’s product as it relates to planned and actual spending. This session will introduce the audience to basic earned value concepts and how to use these concepts to forecast and report project costs. The material presented follows the foundation provided in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) established by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). We will follow a case study to demonstrate the concepts, challenge the audience and forecast estimate at completion.

About the Speaker

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Joe Launi

Joseph (Joe) D. Launi, PMP, is the President of Project Management Experts. He has over 30 years of project management and PMO experience supporting federal agencies and contractors. He has worked tirelessly to develop a solid reputation for delivering successful projects and improving project management processes. Mr. Launi is a proven project management executive with extensive experience encompassing:

  • Project Management Office (PMO) leadership;
  • Development and management of PMO policies, best practices and methodologies;
  • Development and presentation of project management training;
  • Implementation of project management software solutions;
  • Information technology project and program oversight;
  • Research and development into motivation and morale building programs; and
  • Profit and loss management of various consulting practice areas

He has published numerous works in areas such as software implementation, project planning and team motivation. Project Management Experts specializes in providing progressive technical project management, leadership, and strategic and business management training specially to support PMI’s Talent Triangle.

About The M2D2 Monthly Downtown DC Meetings

PMIWDC holds a free monthly brown bag meeting at the US Department of Agriculture. These meetings are free, and open to the public, but preregistration is required.

Event Details

Date & Time

12 July 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST-05:00)


Virtual Meeting


1.00 Strategic