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Pinnacle Assists Long Time Deltek Cobra Customer in Building Custom Hooks: A Case Study

By Gary Harvey on Tuesday, December 14, 2021

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

Custom Hooks are a Deltek Cobra feature that allow you to do some custom manipulation of data during various processes that Deltek Cobra runs. Custom hooks can be built using Visual FoxPro scripts or compiled procedures, Visual Basic or C# executables. Visual FoxPro is nearing the end of its lifecycle so organizations with Custom Hooks built using Visual FoxPro should consider re-implementing them in Visual Basic or C#.

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Converting Primavera P6 Schedules To Microsoft Project: A Case Study

By Gary Harvey on Wednesday, December 8, 2021

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

We’ve recently been working with an Aerospace contractor who manages their project schedules using Oracle Primavera P6. On one of their programs, their customer must be provided with a copy of the P6 schedule in Microsoft Project native mpp format each month. To do this, we have assisted the contractor in setting up a monthly process for conversion and validation of the P6 schedule into the mpp format.

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Three Data Sets Required for IPMDAR Reporting

By Gary Harvey on Tuesday, April 6, 2021

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

This article has been updated as of August 18th, 2021 to provide more accurate data.

The Department of Defense’s Integrated Program Management Data Analysis Report (IPMDAR) Data Item Description (DID) finalized in April of 2020 is a major change in DOD EVMS reporting. This replaces the earlier IPMR and CPR reporting requirements. 

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Pinnacle's Recap on the 2017 IPM Workshop

By Gary Harvey on Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Categories: Engineering & Construction, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Training, Enterprise Project Management (EPM)

The 29th annual IPM Workshop was held on October 30 - November 1st in Bethesda, MD.  

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