Pinnacle Insights

2nd Annual Empower User's Group Workshop Review

By Lia Briggs, PMP on Monday, September 16, 2019

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

The Empower User's Group is an annual event, with this year's event held at the beautiful Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, FL.  This was such a fantastic location to host an event, word through the grapevine is Encore Analytics might host the event here next year as well.

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Deltek Releases Cumulative Update 11 to Open Plan 8.2

By Sara Marks on Tuesday, September 3, 2019

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

On Friday, August 30th, 2019 Deltek released a cumulative update to Open Plan 8.2. Below are some of the new features as well as some performance improvements. 

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Deltek Releases Cumulative Update 16 to Cobra 8.2

By Sara Marks on Monday, August 19, 2019

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

On Friday, August 16th, 2019 Deltek released a cumulative update to Cobra 8.2. Below are some of the new features as well as some performance improvements. 

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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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