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EVMS Project Assessment Scorecard

By Pinnacle Management Systems, Inc. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Deltek PPM, Oracle Primavera, Training, Microsoft EPM, forProject Technology

Are you responding to an RFP that has Earned Value Management System (EVMS) certification requirements? Are you preparing to have your EVMS certified by DCMA or other Cognizant Federal Agency? An independent EVMS assessment can help you identify where the gaps for EVMS certification are, and provide you a roadmap to prepare for formal validation.

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What is an Integrated Baseline Review?

By Pinnacle Management Systems, Inc. on Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Deltek PPM, Oracle Primavera, Government & Public Sector, Training, Microsoft EPM, forProject Technology

An Integrated Baseline Review (IBR) is a joint customer/contractor activity walking through and assessing the Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB). IBRs are typically performed within a few months after a contract has been awarded, although they can be performed at any time, including pre-contract award.

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Top 4 Reasons To Attend The IPM Workshop

By Pinnacle Management Systems, Inc. on Friday, November 9, 2018

Categories: Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Training

What is the IPM Workshop?

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EVMS Roles and Responsibilities: Control Account Managers (CAMs)

By Pinnacle Management Systems, Inc. on Thursday, August 30, 2018

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

This article is part of a series on the roles and responsibilities involved in performing Integrated Program Management. Other articles included in this series are:

The Control Account Manager, or CAM, plays a critical role in an Earned Value Management System (EVMS). The CAM is responsible for the planning, coordination and achievement of all work within a Control Account and they provide a single authority for all scope, technical and cost issues for the control account – not an easy task. 

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Six Steps to Ensuring Project Success

By Pinnacle Management Systems, Inc. on Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Engineering & Construction, Earned Value Management (EVM), Enterprise Project Controls (EPC), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Deltek PPM, Oracle Primavera, Government & Public Sector, Microsoft EPM, forProject Technology, Enterprise Project Management (EPM)

The Project Manager’s role is not an easy one. With so many moving parts and multiple people invested in project success, it is critical that Project Managers stay one step ahead of the game. The ability to keep scope, people and schedules on track can make or break a project. 

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Selecting Project Management Software Tools

By Pinnacle Management Systems, Inc. on Thursday, February 9, 2017

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Biotechnology, 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, Microsoft EPM, forProject Technology, Enterprise Project Management (EPM)

Project Management (PM) tool selection can be a daunting task. Many organizations drive their PM tool selection without understanding exactly how these tools will be used, who will use them and how they will be accepted within an organization. If you select the wrong PM tools they are likely to end up sitting on a shelf and delaying any improvement to your PM capabilities.

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EVMS and Construction Companies

By Pinnacle Management Systems, Inc. on Friday, November 4, 2016

Categories: Engineering & Construction, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM)

More and more construction companies are bidding on Federal contracts that require an Earned Value Management System (EVMS).  To successfully win a contract you must either have an EVMS in place, or have a plan defined to implement one. 

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Integrating your EVM and EPM Process and Tool training – How to Make your Implementation a Success

By Pinnacle Management Systems, Inc. on Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Engineering & Construction, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Technology, Oracle Primavera, Government & Public Sector, Training, Enterprise Project Management (EPM)

The field of Enterprise Project Management (EPM) and Earned Value Management (EVM) is littered with failed, underperforming, or non-sustainable implementations.  

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