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US Department of Defense – Public P/PM Resources

Many aspects of modern Program and Project Management (P/PM) originated over the years on US defense programs where advanced P/PM practices continue to be used.  Access to P/PM resources from the US DoD can be found below; this is not exhaustive but may be of use to many who are planning and/or managing major programs and projects.


US Department of Defense (DoD)

Continuous Process Improvement Transformation Guidebook (2006)


EVM Division, PARCA, OASD, USDoD - The Performance Assessments and Root Cause Analyses (PARCA) Earned Value Management division in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition serves as the USA's Department of Defense (DoD) focal point for all policy, guidance, and competency relating to EVM. More at https://www.acq.osd.mil/evm/index.html 

Department of Defense Earned Value Management System Interpretation Guide (Feb 2018) - The DoD EVMS Interpretation Guide (EVMSIG) provides the overarching DoD interpretation of the 32 Guidelines where an EVMS requirement is applied. It serves as the authoritative source for EVMS interpretive guidance and is used as the basis for the DoD to assess EVMS compliance with the 32 Guidelines. The Guide provides the DoD Strategic Intent behind each guideline for a compliant EVMS. Access guide here.


Integrated Master Plan and Integrated Master Schedule Preparation and Use Guide (2005)

Risk Management Guide for DOD Acquisition (2006)

DoD Operating and Support (O&S) Cost Management Guidebook (Feb 2016) – from Defense Acquisition Portal Director Bill Kobren's Blogs. This guidebook is for program, business, engineering, requirements and life cycle logistics management professionals. It provides an approach to O&S cost management with an emphasis on early design trades that influence O&S costs. The guidebook is available at https://acc.dau.mil/cost-guidebook


Defense Acquisition University (DAU)

Joint Program Management Handbook (2004)

DAU Program Management Library & Connection Portal

DAU Earned Value Management

Scheduling Guide for Program Managers (2000)

Systems Engineering Fundamentals (2001)

Research Report - Redesigning Acquisition Processes: A New Methodology Based on the Flow of Knowledge and Information (2001)

Research Report - A Comparison of the Defense Acquisition Systems of France, Great Britain, Germany and the United States (1999)

Research Report - A Comparison of the Defense Acquisition Systems of Australia, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and the United States (2000)

Research Report - Small, Short Duration Technical Team Dynamics (2006)


United States Army

Procurement Management Review Reference Guide (2004)


United States Marines

Marine Corps Systems Command Acquisition Guidebook


United States Navy


Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)


Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)


National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)

The Program Manager's Guide to the Integrated Baseline Review Process (2003)


Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction

Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction - Documents Library

Lessons Learned from Iraq Reconstruction


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