(updated February 12, 2021)
Project earned value (EV) toward the MREFC effort rose $1.5 million this month to a calculated $381.4 million. The cost variance (CV) changed $-0.6 million this month to -$10.3 million, and the cost performance index (CPI) dropped to 0.97. The schedule variance (SV) changed by $-1.6 million to -$10.3 million, which equates to a schedule performance index (SPI) of 0.97. There were no project controls change requests (LCR) implemented this month with an impact on cost. As of the end of the month, the Project has allocated 67% of the total contingency to the baseline through the change control process. The remaining contingency of $27.4 million is 22% of (TPCII -BAC -CV)/ (EACII -ACWP).
(ETC = Estimate to completion, BAC = Budget at completion, BCWP = Budgeted cost of work performed).
|Activity Name||Baseline Finish|
|Camera at SLAC ready to ship||January 2021|
|Engineering First Light w/ComCam||May 2021|
|System First Light||October 2021|
|Start of Operations||October 2022|
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