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5 Ways to Scale Your EVMS

By Michael Breuker on Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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

Much has been written about how complicated and difficult Earned Value Management (EVM) can be, and a term that has grown in popularity in response to this perception is “EVM Lite.” One of the problems with the term “EVM Lite” is that it suggests a version of EVM that is incomplete in some way. 

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5 Benefits of Earned Value Management (EVM)

By Michael Breuker on Tuesday, November 16, 2021

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

Earned Value Management (EVM) is not a perfect fit for all types of projects. For example, short-term projects, low risk projects, or projects using agile development techniques may not benefit from a full Earned Value Management System (though they may still benefit from a scaled or tailored EVMS). But for most projects, where there is a risk to on-time, on-budget delivery, and where cost and schedule need to be managed, they will do well to utilize EVM. 

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Steelray Releases Analyzer for P6

By Jason Kinder on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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

At Pinnacle, we strive to stay abreast of the latest and greatest software tools used in project management. As a partner with many industry-leading tool vendors it is incumbent upon us to know the available tools and how to use them to solve obstacles facing our clients.

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Invest in Training to Maximize Profit

By Jason Kinder on Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Biotechnology, Engineering & Construction, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Technology, Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Deltek PPM, Oracle Primavera, Government & Public Sector, Microsoft EPM, forProject Technology, Enterprise Project Management (EPM), Encore Analytics Empower

Investing in employee training and development can have significant results on your bottom line. A study by the American Society for Training and Development revealed that companies that invest in employee training gain 21% in profit.

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Project Management During The COVID-19 Pandemic Panel Recap

By Jason Kinder on Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Engineering & Construction, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Technology, Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Oracle Primavera, Government & Public Sector, forProject Technology, Encore Analytics Empower

The College of Performance Management (CPM) Washington, DC (WDC) chapter recently held their monthly virtual event. We began the meeting with networking and then Brian Leach from Steelray Software demonstrated prototypes for two new products. 

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Pinnacle Management Systems, Inc. Hires New Director of Marketing

By Sara Marks on Monday, November 2, 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, forProject Technology, Healthcare, Finance & Insurance, Enterprise Project Management (EPM), Encore Analytics Empower, Recent Articles

Warrenton, VA – November 2nd, 2020 – Pinnacle Management Systems, Inc., a leader in program and project management consulting and training services, announced today that Jason Kinder has joined the executive team in the role of Director of Marketing. 

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Encore Analytics Releases Version 4.3 of Empower

By Sara Marks on Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Government & Public Sector, Microsoft EPM, Encore Analytics Empower

On Thursday, April 30th, Encore Analytics released version 4.3 to its flagship product; Empower.

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The IPMDAR Final Specification Has Been Released

By Sara Marks on Thursday, April 16, 2020

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Deltek PPM, Oracle Primavera, Government & Public Sector, Training, Microsoft EPM, forProject Technology, Encore Analytics Empower

On April 15, 2020 the final specification of the IPMDAR was released. The Integrated Program Management Data and Analysis Report (IPMDAR) contains data for measuring contract execution progress on Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition contracts.

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