The Integrated Program Management Report (IPMR) is the primary means of communicating program cost and schedule information between a prime contractor and the Government. It provides performance data which is used to identify problems early in the contract and forecast future contract performance. The IPMR should report to date cost and schedule metric trends and to permit assessment of their effect on future performance.

Guide: IPMR Implementation Guide – 24 Jan 2013

The Program Manager (PM) obtains an IPMR on all cost or incentive contracts, subcontracts, intra-government work agreements, and other agreements valued at or greater than $20 million. The IPMR is not typically required for cost or incentive contracts valued at less than $20 million, contracts less than 12 months in duration, or Firm-Fixed Price contracts for production efforts.

The IPMR is structured around seven (7) formats that contain the content and relationships required for the electronic submissions.

  • Format 1: defines cost and schedule performance data by product oriented Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
  • Format 2: defines cost and schedule performance data by the contractor’s organizational structure (e.g., Functional or Integrated Product Team (IPT)).
  • Format 3: defines changes to the Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB).
  • Format 4: defines staffing forecasts.
  • Format 5: is a narrative report used to provide the required analysis of data contained in Formats 1-4 and 6.
  • Format 6: defines and contains the contractor’s Integrated Master Schedule (IMS).
  • Format 7: defines the time-phased historical & forecast cost submission.

The IPMR combines the CPR (DI-MGMT-81466) and the IMS (DI-MGMT-81650) into a single Data Item Description (DID), DI-MGMT-81861. This new DID was effective as of July 1, 2012. However, for those existing contracts with separate Contract Data Requirements Lists (CDRLs) for the CPR and the IMS, those two DIDs and their content are still contractually applicable. On contracts valued at or greater than $20 million but less than $50 million, it is recommended that IPMR reporting be appropriately tailored. Refer to the IPMR DID Implementation Guide for tailoring guidance.

The IPMR should always be carefully tailored to meet the needs of each individual program and should reflect how the contractor is implementing the seven formats as a program management tool to manage the contract’s performance. [1]

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Updated: 7/18/2017

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