Pinnacle Insights

Deltek Releases Updates to It's Open Plan and Acumen Scheduling Tools

By Sara Marks on Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Technology, Deltek PPM, Government & Public Sector

On Friday, June 28th, 2019 Deltek released updates to their schedule management tools Acumen and Open Plan. We've outlined the key updates, and we've included the product release training videos below from Deltek.

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DCMA EVMS Compliance Metrics (DECM) v3.3 released

By Michael Breuker on Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Technology, Deltek PPM, Government & Public Sector, Microsoft PPM, forProject EVMS

At the annual CPM EVM World conference in Ft. Lauderdale, DCMA announced that the DECM (formerly EVAS) v3.3 metrics would be officially released on May 25th. I was able to get a sneak preview. There are 6 new metrics, mostly around making sure planning packages and SLPPs don't have actual start dates, as well as some other minor clarifications in the language. I've since held off on publishing this announcement because the metrics weren't published immediately, but they are available now at this link.

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Deltek's 10th Annual Clarity Government Contracting Study Published

By Sara Marks on Friday, June 7, 2019

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Technology, Deltek PPM, Government & Public Sector, Microsoft PPM, forProject EVMS

For the last 10 years, Deltek has surveyed leaders in the government contracting market, reporting on trends and forecasting key market issues with the results being published in their Annual Clarity Study.

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EVM World 2019 Recap

By Michael Breuker on Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Technology, Deltek PPM, Government & Public Sector, Microsoft PPM, forProject EVMS

This year's EVM World event was held on May 22nd - 24th, 2019 at The Westin Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Workshop sessions this year reinforced the EVM World theme of "Maximizing Program & Performance Management Through Collaboration". 

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What is the Most Appropriate EV Method for Material?

By Jim Wrisley on Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Technology, Deltek PPM, Government & Public Sector, Microsoft PPM, forProject EVMS

In the first article in this series Who Should Be The Control Account Manager (CAM) for Direct Material? I discussed how material is handled in an Earned Value environment, and addressed some of the key underlying assumptions. 

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Who Should Be the Control Account Manager (CAM) for Direct Material?

By Jim Wrisley on Monday, April 15, 2019

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Technology, Deltek PPM, Government & Public Sector, Microsoft PPM, forProject EVMS

When Earned Value is applied to Government sponsored programs via the EIA-748 guidelines, all program resources must be accounted for in the EV data elements. These include direct labor, materials and subcontracts as well as applicable indirect costs.

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What Is The EVMIG?

By Michael Breuker on Thursday, March 28, 2019

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Technology, Deltek PPM, Government & Public Sector, Training, Microsoft PPM, forProject EVMS

At the beginning of February I attended the NDIA IPMD Winter 2019 meeting in Melbourne, FL. With many topics discussed, the EVMIG was one of much anticipation.

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Publication of The EIA-748D and The Changes Therein

By Michael Breuker on Thursday, March 7, 2019

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Deltek PPM, Government & Public Sector, Training, forProject EVMS

During the NDIA Integrated Program Management Division (IPMD) Winter Meeting in Melbourne, FL, Randy Steeno of NDIA discussed the updates contained in the EIA-748, Revision D, which was published by SAE on January 8th, 2019.

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