(updated September 09, 2021)
Project earned value (EV) toward the MREFC effort rose $5.3 million this month to a calculated $403.2 million. The cost variance (CV) changed $0.4 million this month to -$9.4 million, and the cost performance index (CPI) increased to 0.98. The schedule variance (SV) changed by -$0.5 million to -$9.6 million, which equates to a schedule performance index (SPI) of 0.98. There were twelve project controls change requests (LCR) implemented this month; nine had an impact on cost, requesting $426,629 from contingency. As of the end of the month, the Project has allocated 70% of the total contingency to the baseline through the change control process. The remaining contingency of $24.9 million is 33% of (TPCII -BAC -CV)/ (EACII -ACWP).
(ETC = Estimate to completion, BAC = Budget at completion, BCWP = Budgeted cost of work performed).
Updated with post Covid replan dates
|Activity Name||Baseline Finish|
|Camera at SLAC ready to ship||May 2022|
|Engineering First Light w/ComCam||October 2022|
|System First Light||January 2023|
|Start of Operations||Not earlier than October 2023|
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