Pinnacle Insights

DCMA EVMS Compliance Metrics (DECM) v3.5 Released

By Sara Marks on Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Government & Public Sector

On February 22nd, DCMA released version 3.5 to their EVMS Compliance Metrics - DECM (formerly EVAS). 

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Highlights from the NDIA IPMD 2020 Winter Meeting

By Michael Breuker on Friday, February 14, 2020

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Government & Public Sector

The NDIA Integrated Program Management Division (IPMD) winter meeting was recently held on January 29th and 30th. L3Harris was gracious enough to host again this year at their gorgeous High-Tech Center in Palm Bay, Florida. This meeting had a packed agenda, great turnout, and a lot of information was presented.

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Anticipated Changes to EIA 748 Revision E

By Michael Breuker on Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Government & Public Sector

The EIA-748 Guidelines for Earned Value Management (EVM) have been in publication since 1998 when they were originally published by the Electronics Industry Alliance (EIA) as an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard, ANSI/EIA-748-1998 (note that EIA-748 Guidelines are no longer published as an ANSI standard and have not been for some time). The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is the author of the guidelines and have been updating them at least every five (5) years since their original publication, the latest version being EIA-748D, now published by SAE (but keeping the original EIA designation in the title). In each iteration since the 1998 publication, very little has changed. There are thirty-two (32) guidelines, which have all read pretty much the same for the last 22 years. But this is about to change.

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New ANSI Standard for Earned Value Management Published

By Michael Breuker on Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Categories: Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Government & Public Sector

In December 2019, the Project Management Institute (PMI) published a new ANSI standard for Earned Value Management (EVM). “Wait a minute!” you may be thinking, “isn’t there already an ANSI EVM standard?” The answer is a bit complicated and can be explained with a bit of history.

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The IPMDR Gets a New Name; IPMDAR

By Sara Marks on Monday, January 20, 2020

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Engineering & Construction, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Technology, Deltek PPM, Oracle Primavera, Government & Public Sector, EVMS forProject, Encore Analytics Empower™

On December 2, 2019 the Integrated Program Management Data Analysis Report (IPMDAR), which was previously the IPMDR and, before that, the IPMR2, file format was released. This is a final draft and no further updates to the specification are expected.

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Michael Breuker Named as President of Pinnacle Management Systems

By Sara Marks on Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Engineering & Construction, Earned Value Management (EVM), Enterprise Project Controls (EPC), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Technology, Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Deltek PPM, Oracle Primavera, Government & Public Sector, Training, PMTalent, Microsoft EPM, EVMS forProject, Healthcare, Finance & Insurance, Enterprise Project Management (EPM), Encore Analytics Empower™, News

Southlake, TX – January 7th, 2020 – Pinnacle Management Systems, Inc., a leader in program and project management consulting and training services, announced today that Michael Breuker has been promoted to the role of President, effective immediately.

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Encore Analytics Releases Update 4.1 to Its Empower Software

By Sara Marks on Friday, December 13, 2019

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Technology, Government & Public Sector, Encore Analytics Empower™

On Tuesday December 10th, Encore Analytics released an update to its flagship product, Empower.

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Microsoft Launches New & Improved Project Platform

By Sara Marks on Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Engineering & Construction, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Technology, Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Government & Public Sector, Microsoft EPM, Healthcare, Finance & Insurance, Enterprise Project Management (EPM)

On Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 Microsoft announced the roll out of their newly enhanced Project platform as well as their new subscription plan, 'Project Plan 1'. 

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