Pinnacle Insights

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 PPM, 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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NDIA IPMD Fall 2019 Meeting Recap

By Sara Marks on Monday, September 30, 2019

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

NDIA hosted their IPMD Fall Meeting on September 11th - 12th at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center in Denver, CO. With many different topics discussed, there were some interesting panel discussions and other insights we feel necessary to take note of.

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How to Set Up Your IBR for Success

By Lia Briggs, PMP on Monday, September 23, 2019

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

Let’s start by ensuring we have an understanding of the purpose and goals that drive an Integrated Baseline Review (IBR).

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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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