Pinnacle Insights

The New Look and Feel of Deltek Cobra 8.0

By Lia Briggs, PMP on Thursday, October 19, 2017

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Biotechnology, Engineering, Procurement, Construction Management, Earned Value Management, Integrated Program Management, Government & Public Sector

If you are in the market for a cost management tool your short list likely includes Deltek Cobra.  Cobra has a long history of playing a role in both large and small implementations of earned value tools with customers of various sizes.

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EcoSys Launches 2 New "out of the box" Modules

By Chris Chitwood on Thursday, October 12, 2017

Categories: Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Engineering, Procurement, Construction Management, Enterprise Project Management, Enterprise Project Controls, Information Technology, Project Portfolio Management, EcoSys EPC, Hexagon PPM EcoSys

 

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Pinnacle Is Participating at IPM Workshop 2017

By Sara Marks on Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Categories: Earned Value Management, Integrated Program Management, Government & Public Sector, Training

For many years Pinnacle has supported the College of Performance Management (CPM), International Cost Estimating And Analysis Association (ICEAA) and the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) by participating in the International Integrated Program Management (IPM) Workshop, and this year will be no different. 
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DCMA Schedule Analyzer forProject™ Version 4 Takes Schedule Analysis to the Next Level

By Lia Briggs, PMP on Thursday, September 21, 2017

Categories: Earned Value Management, forProject EVMS

Recently Pinnacle was offered a sneak peek at the features of the upcoming version 4 upgrade of DCMA Schedule Analyzer forProject™ which is planned for release this October, 2017.

DCMA Schedule Analyzer forProject™ has long offered a simple yet powerful way to assess the health of the schedule based on the DCMA 14-Point Assessment methodology as an add-in to Microsoft Project.  The new version adds significant new capabilities for schedule analysis.

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Pinnacle Announces IPPM ATO Accreditation

By Sara Marks on Friday, September 8, 2017

Categories: Earned Value Management, Integrated Program Management, Training, Schedule Management

 

Southlake, TX – Pinnacle Management Systems, Inc., a global leader of Enterprise Project & Portfolio Management related professional services announces it is now an Integrated Program Performance Management (IPPM) Accredited Training Organization (ATO)Achieving the accredited IPPM ATO status means Pinnacle's exceptional services have been benchmarked and approved by APMG against exacting standards.

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Implementation or Configuration Consultant?

By Wendy Freeman on Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Biotechnology, Engineering, Procurement, Construction Management, Enterprise Project Management, Earned Value Management, Enterprise Project Controls, Integrated Program Management, Information Technology, Project Portfolio Management, Deltek IPM, EcoSys EPC, Oracle Primavera, Hexagon PPM EcoSys, Microsoft PPM, forProject EVMS

Often these two terms are used interchangeably, but they mean very different things to those of us who have been implementing project management and project controls systems.  As you can imagine, explaining the difference is difficult, but it is the ultimate compliment when a client acknowledges the distinction and the contributions of our Implementation Consultants.  It just so happens that it was a recent client's praise that inspires this blog article and I hope it will generate discussion on the topic.

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A Look Forward to EcoSys 8.0

By Chris Chitwood on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Categories: Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Engineering, Procurement, Construction Management, Enterprise Project Management, Enterprise Project Controls, Information Technology, Project Portfolio Management, EcoSys EPC

Introduction

At this year’s HxGN LIVE User Conference, Hexagon PPM unveiled some of the new features and functionality that will be included in EcoSys 8.0, set to be released in July 2017. Here are some of the enhancements that you can expect as part of an 8.0 upgrade.

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Schedule Analysis, Part 3: What Does It Mean To Me?

By Brian Evans on Thursday, July 27, 2017

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Biotechnology, Engineering, Procurement, Construction Management, Earned Value Management, Enterprise Project Controls, Integrated Program Management, Oracle Primavera, Government & Public Sector, Training, Schedule Management, Microsoft PPM, forProject EVMS

In Part 2 of this series, Schedule Analysis, Part 2: Why Should I Do It?, it was stated that schedule analysis increases confidence in the schedule and its results. It provides information as to where the schedule needs to be improved and how it needs to be improved. The automated tools provide indicators of schedule health, usually in a red, yellow, green stoplight. Not all red, yellows, and greens are equal. A yellow in one area may be more significant than a red in another area. As an example, done is still being defined and it is yellow. But the schedule logic is red. This is a case where yellow trumps red. Defining done is more important than figuring out how to get to done.

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