Earned Value Management

DoD Earned Value Management Guide

The DoD Earned Value Management Interpretation Guide (EVMIG) provides guidance to be used during the implementation and surveillance of Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) established in compliance with DoD Guidelines.

Part I of this guide provides guidance for understanding EVMS concepts describes objective guidelines for EVMS, and provides guidance in interpreting those guidelines for use on Government contracts and programs.

Part 2 contains a description of procedures and processes for Government personnel for specifying, evaluating, and implementing EVMS.  Part 2 also contains instructions and tailoring guidance for applying EVMS requirements to contracts, an introduction to analyzing performance, baseline review and maintenance, and other post-award activities. Additional reference material is contained in the appendices.

DoD EVMI Guide Content

  • PART I:  Earned Value Management Concepts & Guidelines
  • PART 2: Procedures for Government use of Earned Value
  • Applying Earned Value Management
  • Pre-contract Activities
  • Post-award Activities – System Validation and Maintenance
  • Post-award Activities – Integrated Baseline Reviews Other Post Award Activities
  • APPENDIX A: Sample Memorandum of Agreement
  • APPENDIX B: Sample Statement of Work Paragraphs
  • APPENDIX C: Sample CDRL forms
  • APPENDIX D: Advance Agreement
  • APPENDIX E: Sample award fee criteria
  • APPENDIX F: Summary of EVM Implementation Actions
  • APPENDIX G: Essential elements of a business case analysis
  • APPENDIX H: Glossary of terms
  • APPENDIX I: NDIA PMSC Intent Guide


  • The DoD has accepted the ANSI/EIA-748 – American National Standards Institute/Electronic Industries Alliance Standard 748, Earned Value Management Systems as the DoD standard

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Updated: 7/03/2021

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