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Keynote Speakers & Agenda

The full EUG III workshop agenda is still evolving, but we have already lined up an impressive list of speakers. See below for the 2019 list of topics and speakers and check back for updates to this year's agenda!


*Note: included in your registration fee is breakfast and lunch as well as dinner at our evening networking events.




Mr. Robert (Bob) “Too Tall” Kenney has thirty-two years of industry experience and seven years as an Engagement Director for Humphreys & Associates. Bob retired from Bell Helicopter as their Executive VP of Programs. Prior to that, Bob retired from Sikorsky as their VP of Naval Programs. Bob’s industry experiences are primarily as a program manager, or as a leader of program managers. Bob is also a retired USMC Colonel with 5,000 hours of flight time flying the CH-53, CH-46, and UH-1N. Bob says that he is “an engineer with an MBA” and his professional affiliations include the Marine Corps Aviation Association and the College of Performance Management. He is also a member of the US Naval Academy, Harvard Business School, and MIT alumni associations. At heart, Bob is a program manager and an expert practitioner of EVM.


Mr. John S. McGregor is the Deputy Director for Earned Value Management in the Acquisition, Analytics, and Policy organization in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition. Mr. McGregor’s office serves as the Department of Defense focal point for all policy, guidance, and competency relating to Earned Value Management. Mr. McGregor has established and been recognized for a track record of superior performance and leadership resulting in streamlined operations with increased efficiency and effectiveness. During his nearly thirty-year career, Mr. McGregor has held various military, contractor, and DoD civilian positions including mission support, program analysis, and oversight throughout the entire DoD Acquisition Lifecycle, and policy development. Prior to his current position, Mr. McGregor was the Director of the Earned Value Management (EVM) Division of the Cost Engineering and Industrial Analysis Group for the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). Mr. McGregor holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from St. Leo University in Norfolk, Virginia.




*The EUG III Agenda is coming soon!

Working Titles and Speakers

  • EVM from a Program Manager's Perspective
    Robert (Bob) "Too Tall" Kenney - Retired Earned Value Executive and USMC Colonel 

  • Evolution of DoD Integrated Program Management & IPMR2 Update​
    John S. McGregor - AAP

       John McGahan - Tecolote Research, Inc. 

  • Department of Energy Data-Driven Compliance Metrics
    Matthew "Zac" West - DOE

  • LEP Portfolio Management in Empower 
    Cliff Holman - National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

  • Lessons Learned using Empower

       Ed Knox

  • Using Empower for DOE EVMS Compliance and Reporting

       Lisa Cazalet - CNS 

       Paul Tackett - CNS

  • Use of Earned Schedule Features in Empower and Test Results
    Andrea Gilstrap - Idaho National Labs (INL)

  • Earned Value Analysis Using the FAIR Model and Empower
    Matt Gonzales 

  • Self-Governance Using Empower at WRPS 
    Greg Smith - Humphreys & Associates on behalf of Washington River Protection Solutions

  • DCMA's Data-Driven Compliance Metrics in Empower
    Trina Labadie - General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

  • Use of Empower To Train Students at DAU

       Judd Fussell, Defense Acquisition University

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    Glenn Gallop - forProject

  • CloudEVM
    Mark Tillema and Kim Runkel - Integrated Management Concepts 

  • ProjStream

       Tom Shanahan and Jeff Lutton - ProjStream

  • Dassian

  • And many more from our users!


Topics from Encore Analytics

  • Open Forum - "Customer Feedback" 

  • Empower Enhancements since the EUG 1

  • Empower Security Enhancements 

  • Creating Charts and Reports in Empower Using External Data

  • Variance Analysis Report (VAR) Collection and Workflow

  • Alternate Calendars, WBS Mapper and Merging Projects


Have a topic you would like to present or a topic you would like to see Encore Analytics present? Please email


*Please note: This event is closed to the press.

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