The application of Earned Value explained

Tuesday 24 May 2016

6.00pm - 9.00pm

BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

Free to attend for both BCS Members and non-members

Roger Joby and Steve Wake


This presentation, led by Roger Joby, will introduce the concept of Earned Value, a means of measuring project performance and progress in an objective manner. It will cover the basics, and explain the benefits and the pitfalls of using earned value.  

Earned Value is not a silver bullet, there is no guarantee of project success just because it uses earned value, but it does provide a tool which can help the project manager make informed decisions and know when to intervene.

Earned Value is not new, however it has taken until now to initiate the production of an ISO standard,  Steve Wake the UK Champion and leading expert on Earned Value will be talking about the production of the standard and what this actually means for the profession.

Finally, a number of the UK's leading practitioners will be on hand to answer your questions.


6.00pm - 6.30 pm

Registration and Networking

6.30pm -  8.00 pm


8.00 pm - 9.00 pm

Refreshments and networking

About the speakers:

Roger Joby BSc. CSi Cert Mgmt MAPM

Roger Joby BSc. CSi Cert Mgmt MAPMAn international project management consultant and educator in Project Management, with over 40 years’ experience principally in the pharmaceutical sector. Roger is also involved in academic research and has published papers and written articles on the application of Earned Value Management in Clinical Research with colleagues at Liverpool JM University. Roger specialises in customising project management tools like EVM, Risk Analysis, etc., to suit his client specific needs in the highly uncertain world of drug development.

1 To 1 To 1 LogoRoger also has a considerable experience of training by providing bespoke courses to specific clients as well as running public courses in conjunction with training companies like Informa life sciences.

Roger has worked as an independent consultant since the year 2000, but prior to this he worked in both sponsor and supplier companies in clinical research latterly in senior management positions.

Over the last decade Roger has worked with a number of sponsor and supplier companies including MedImmune ,Astra Zenica,Boehringer Ingelheim, NovoNordisk, Solvay, Misubushi, Ono Pharma, Quintiles, Harrisons,Bio Products Laboratory, LFB Biotechnologies, Imperial College, Informa Life sciences and the Institute of Clinical Research.

Steve Wake

Steve WakeSteve Wake has worked in the print, automotive, aerospace, defence, insurance and I.T., industries as a project manager and consultant. He is an internationally acknowledged expert on Earned Value Project Management and has written and presented many times. He is currently chairman of the Board of the Association for Project Management in the UK, pursuing a campaign of Listening Learning and Leading as a way of being as well as doing Diversity properly.

He has also had to become an accomplished event organiser and chair with his own EVA conference in its 21st year as well as continued close involvement in the high profile PMI UK Synergy events. Productions with a reputation for the unusual and innovative. His long passion for all kinds of music is almost matched by his continued appreciation of silence.

Currently he is BSI rep on the team developing an ISO standard for EVM.