Pinnacle Insights

Oracle Releases Version 20.6 to Its P6 Cloud Users

By Sara Marks on Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Categories: Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Engineering & Construction, Technology, Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Oracle Primavera, Government & Public Sector

On Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 Oracle released version 20.6 to P6 for it's cloud users.

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The IPMDR Gets a New Name; IPMDAR

By Sara Marks on Monday, January 20, 2020

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

On December 2, 2019 the Integrated Program Management Data Analysis Report (IPMDAR), which was previously the IPMDR and, before that, the IPMR2, file format was released. This is a final draft and no further updates to the specification are expected.

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Michael Breuker Named as President of Pinnacle Management Systems

By Sara Marks on Tuesday, January 7, 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, News

Southlake, TX – January 7th, 2020 – Pinnacle Management Systems, Inc., a leader in program and project management consulting and training services, announced today that Michael Breuker has been promoted to the role of President, effective immediately.

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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 EPM, 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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Control Account Managers (CAMs): Role and Responsibilities

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

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, Training, Microsoft EPM, forProject Technology, Enterprise Project Management (EPM)

The Control Account Manager or CAM plays a critical role in an Earned Value Management System. He/She is responsible for the planning, coordination and achievement of all work within a Control Account and provides a single authority for all scope, technical and cost issues for the CA – not an easy task. 

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Improve Project tracking with Oracle's new evm capability to Unifier

By Sara Marks on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Engineering & Construction, Earned Value Management (EVM), Oracle Primavera, Government & Public Sector

Oracle's Primavera Unifier is a cost control, capital planning, and project phase delivery tool. Oracle Construction and Engineering has now enhanced their already great Unifier tool with added Earned Value Management (EVM) capabilities. 

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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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Deltek MPM is Moving to The Next Phase of Sunsetting

By Sara Marks on Monday, March 26, 2018

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Biotechnology, Engineering & Construction, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Deltek PPM, Training

As most of you probably are aware, Deltek MPM, currently in the Maintenance Support phase will be moving into Sustaining Support as of December 31, 2018. There will be no further updates or fixes to the software offered by Deltek after that. The state of MPM that it is currently in, will remain.

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