For 20 years, Eve has held various positions within the program management office. Ten of those years were spent at a Fortune 500 defense contractor where she held various roles from Lead Planner on a $440 million dollar defense program to Program Manager. Government audits are a regular part of managing a defense contract, and Eve has proven herself through numerous reviews conducted by the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) including Integrated Baseline Reviews (IBR) and three company-wide Earned Value Management System (EVMS) audits. During the last two EVMS audits, Eve led the effort to ensure Planning compliance across the organization. In all reviews, the quality of her work product was proven and received the highest praise.
Now she owns Palmer Project Planning & Analysis (P3A) and provides training and/or consulting services to numerous clients in Tucson, Sierra Vista, and Denver. As an expert user of Microsoft Project, Microsoft Project Server, Milestones Professional, Steelray Project Analyzer, and Barbecana’s Schedule Inspector, she has the skills to guide clients to success in project planning: developing and using a schedule that functions as a predictive project management tool.
In addition, she also teaches Project Management to both undergraduate and graduate students through the Management Information Systems department and also through the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona, a privilege she has had for five years.
Finally, Eve is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and also a certified Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP), active within the local Program Management community, volunteering her time as President of the Tucson Project Management Institute (PMI) chapter. This is her third, consecutive, elected position with the chapter; previously, she held the positions of Vice President of Programs and also of Vice President of Membership.
Outside of work, Eve enjoys creative writing, reading, running, and rock climbing.