Here you can find links to our most recent publications.


  • TriVariant Consultant Chosen to Speak at the 2018 International Integrated Program Management Workshop (IPMW)

    Reston, VA (November 16, 2018)—TriVariant was delighted to have one of our own — Senior Consultant, Karen Donis — selected to present at this year's International IPMW Practice Symposia. Her topic? "60 Days to Integrated Baseline Review (IBR): How to prepare the team for an IBR when you are scrambling to set the baseline." TriVariant's experience in guiding clients through the IBR process (from team preparation through presentation to the U.S. Government) lent itself to Karen's informative presentation. READ MORE

  • TriVariant's Experience Supporting BARDA BAA Proposals Proves Valuable for Proniras

    Reston, VA (July 16, 2018)—TriVariant, a consulting firm offering proposal management and project management support with more than 10 years' experience supporting BARDA programs, partnered with Proniras Corporation, a Seattle-based biotech firm, to help them navigate the intricacies of the U.S. Government proposal process as they sought to solicit funding from BARDA (Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority). READ MORE

  • TriVariant is Gold Sponsor for the 2018 Seize the Day Women's 5k

    Reston, VA (June 19, 2018)—For the second consecutive year, TriVariant, a local project management consulting firm specializing in proposal management and performance management services for government contracts, is a leading sponsor for the Reston Runners' Seize the Day Women's 5k race. READ MORE

  • TriVariant Celebrates 10 Years in Business

    Reston, VA (January 31, 2018)—TriVariant, a project management consulting company with an emphasis on Earned Value Management, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this month. In 2008, Sylvia Alexander, TriVariant's President and Principal Consultant, started the company. As a woman-owned small business competing in an industry with larger, well-known consulting firms, it was a risky venture. READ MORE



  • TriVariant's Philosophy and Approach to Gap Analysis

    Having an independent third party conduct your Gap Analysis has the benefit of objectivity that an in-house team might not be able to provide. TriVariant's team of consultants have decades of experience working with program management teams like yours who are committed to employing industry best practices to improve effciency and meet U.S. Government compliance standards. How can TriVariant help your team? READ MORE

    • How Does a Gap Analysis Benefit You?

      Your U.S. Government contract may require you to use an Earned Value Management System (EVMS) for performance management. A Gap Analysis provides a clear roadmap to get your program management team from their current status to Government compliance. What does your team need to do to bridge that gap? READ MORE

    • Current U.S. Government EVM Compliance Thresholds

      Most U.S. Government agencies have policies in place requiring some level of integrated performance project management. The Department of Defense has quantified those requirements with contract dollar value thresholds driving the level of compliance required for DoD contracts. What level of compliance does your current contract or proposed contract require? READ MORE

    • When Should a Gap Analysis Be Conducted?

      While a Gap Analysis can be performed at any point in a program's lifecycle, typically it is one of the first things to do after the RFP release, as it highlights areas for improvement that will impact your program team as work moves forward. An early assessment allows time for system corrections, updated policies, and staff training making for a smoother transition once contract award occurs. Are you working on a proposal currently and need to know how your program team compares to industry best practices? READ MORE

    • BARDA Extends BAA-18-100-SOL-00003

      In October 2019, BARDA issued an amendment to their existing 2018 BAA-18-100-SOL-00003 to extend the period of performance end date for proposal submissions. What does this mean for your BARDA proposal? How can you take advantage of this extended timeline? TriVariant's experience navigating the BARDA proposal process can help you keep your BARDA proposal on track. READ MORE

    • What Are the Goals and the Scope of a Project Managment Gap Analysis?

      You can assess your organization's current state yourself, but can an in-house assessment be objective enough to highlight system changes necessary to meet program management best practices? Will your staff be candid with an in-house team about what works and doesn't work in their current environment? Does your assessment team's experience with program management, especially Earned Value Management (EVM), lend itself to a comprehensive analysis of the requirements? READ MORE

    • Understanding EVM Compliance

      The SAE EIA 748-C Earned Value Management Systems Standard (formerly ANSI/EIA 748) defines industry best practices for integrated project management. Through a Gap Analysis, TriVariant can work with your project management team to compare your existing project management environment to this set of 32 guidelines to determine areas that might need improvement and help bring your project management system into compliance. READ MORE

    • How Can You Benefit From An EVM Gap Analysis?

      How can you objectively assess the current state of your program management environment when compared to industry best practices? Have an unbiased entity provide a Gap Analysis to highlight areas for improvement. TriVariant has worked with many program management teams to review current practices, identify deficiencies, and develop a plan to bridge that gap to bring your program management organization in line with defined industry best practices. READ MORE

    • Jump Start Your New Year with Thoughtful Year-End Planning

      What can you do today to make the transition into the new year smoother? The end of the year is a great time for planning to set yourself up for success in the new year. TriVariant's consultants have decades of experience supporting government proposals and contracts and can guide you in your year-end planning efforts. READ MORE

    • BARDA Releases BAA-18-100-SOL-00018 for DRIVe

      In June 2018, the Division of Research, Innovation, and Ventures (DRIVe) within the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) released their latest BAA to encourage "outside the box" innovations for medical countermeasures. While this EZ-BAA has a lighter proposal requirement than the traditional BARDA BAA, it can still be a bit tricky to meet the proposal submission requirements. TriVariant has partnered with many companies on their BARDA proposal efforts, as well as their executed contracts. We can help you navigate the new BAA to understand how it impacts your BARDA proposal. READ MORE

    • Earned Value Management Optimized: Why EVM?

      Earned Value Management (EVM) is much more than just a project management or accounting function. Let TriVariant help you understand how EVM can help your program managers focus on current performance, while enabling you to forecast what's likely to occur and take the actions necessary to keep your program on schedule and within budget. READ MORE

    • BARDA Releases BAA-18-100-SOL-00003

      Under the 2018 BAA released by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) new provisions for cost sharing, Earned Value Management Systems, consolidation of previous BAAs, and limitation on Government communication have been put into place. Not sure how this impacts your existing BARDA contract or how it will affect your current BARDA proposal? TriVariant has extensive experience in supporting BARDA proposals and executed contracts, and we can help you understand the nuances of the new BAA and how it applies to your business. READ MORE

    • EVM Myths Dispelled

      When the phrase Earned Value Management, or EVM, comes into play, it's often greeted by a chorus of groans, followed by comments like, "EVM is too difficult," or "It takes too much time and manpower to get an EVM system going," or our personal favorite, "We can't afford it." But we're here to tell you that these statements are not grounded in fact. READ MORE


  • What should you consider when migrating from Deltek MPM TM to Deltek Cobra ®?

    Ongoing technical support for Deltek MPM, a database that integrates cost and schedule data providing insight to project performance and produces earned value reports, is coming to an end. Deltek's recommended path forward is a migration to Deltek Cobra. What steps should you take prior to migrating your project management data to a new tool? READ MORE

  • Biotechnology and EVMS: What Do You Need to Respond to a BARDA BAA?

    With the United States' increasing emphasis on defending our citizens against bioterrorism, the traditionally commercially minded pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries are finding themselves competing in the government arena more and more. READ MORE

  • Do You Need to Comply with all 32 SAE EIA 748 Guidelines?

    Projects using an Earned Value Management System (EVMS) to ensure that supplies and services are delivered on time, within cost, and meeting performance requirements consult the SAE EIA 748-C Earned Value Management Systems Standard (formerly ANSI/EIA 748). But do you need to comply with all 32 of the EVMS guidelines? Are there exceptions? READ MORE

  • The 50/50 Earned Value Technique: Is This EVT Right for Your Type of Work?

    There are many different Earned Value Techniques (EVT) used to measure work performance. Depending on the type of work and the period of performance for the effort, there is an EVT that is best suited for your project management team to gather the information they need to make improtant project decisions—there is no "one size fits all" EVT. Is the 50/50 EVT the best method to objectively measure work performance for your project? READ MORE