Performance-Based Earned Value


Paul Solomon, PMP is the co-author of the book, Performance-Based Earned Value┬« and is an advocate of acquisition reform in the Federal Government with regard to Earned Value Management System (EVMS). He is internationally recognized as a leader and teacher of EVM. He published many articles on EVM, systems engineering, software metrics, and risk management. 

He retired from Northrop Grumman Corporation where he supported the use of EVM on the B-2 Stealth Bomber, Global Hawk, and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programs.

He was a visiting scientist at the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute where he authored the paper, "Using CMMI to Improve EVM." Paul was on the team that wrote the ANSI-748, the EVMS Standard, and received the DoD David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award for that achievement. He is also a co-author of the Project Management Institute (PMI) "Practice Standard for EVM, 1st Ed." His recommendations regarding product scope, technical performance measures, and risk management have been incorporated into the PMI Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK┬« Guide) and the PMI Practice Standard for EVM.

He served on the National Defense Industrial Association Program Management Systems Committee and was Vice President. His recommendations on EVM Acquisition reform were included in the Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2011 and the NDAA for FY 2016.

Education and Certifications:
B.A. degree from Dartmouth College. M.B.A. degree from Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth. Certified PMI Project Management Professional (PMP). Honors graduate of the Air Force Institute of Technology Cost/Schedule Control Systems Criteria course, 1990.

Military Service: Vietnam War Veteran, U.S. Army Finance Officer.