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Pinnacle Partners with Network Designs, Inc. (NDi) to Provide Program Management Office (PMO) Support for FAA Strategic RCISS and FCISS Programs

By Sara Marks on Wednesday, June 8, 2022

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, Microsoft EPM, forProject Technology, Enterprise Project Management (EPM), Encore Analytics Empower, Recent Articles

McLean, VA (June 8, 2022) – Network Designs Inc. (NDi) announces a $32 Million contract was awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Regulation and Certification Infrastructure for System Safety (RCISS) and FAA Critical Infrastructure for System Safety (FCISS) strategic initiatives of the FAA’s Capital Investment Programs (CIPs).

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Project Management In 10 Years - 2022 Scholarship Essay

By Ken Nguyen on Tuesday, May 3, 2022

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, Enterprise Project Management (EPM), Recent Articles

Thank you to all of the students who submitted essays for our 2022 Project Management Scholarship. The theme this year was "Where do you see Project Management in 10 years?" Congratulations to Ken Nguyen, whose winning essay we are proud to publish below.

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Top 5 Benefits of Project Portfolio Management (PPM)

By Michael Bensussen on Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Engineering & Construction, Technology, Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Deltek PPM, Oracle Primavera, Government & Public Sector, Microsoft EPM, forProject Technology, Healthcare, Finance & Insurance, Recent Articles

Projects play a critical role in the progress of a company. Their success can facilitate entry into new markets, implement cutting edge technologies, or activate long awaited operational assets. Conversely, their failure can stifle progress, aggravate timelines, disrupt strategies, or herald a firm’s disappearance altogether.  

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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, 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, 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, earned value management benefits the project greatly. 

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Earned Value Management: An Introduction

By Michael Breuker on Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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, forProject Technology, Enterprise Project Management (EPM), Recent Articles

 
Earned Value Management (EVM) is a project performance management methodology that integrates cost, schedule, technical scope, and risk to assess progress against a baseline, use that information to identify problems, and forecast cost (and, to a certain extent, schedule) at completion.
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10 Steps to Achieving & Maintaining EVMS Validation, Part 3

By Jason Kinder on Thursday, September 9, 2021

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

In this last of a three-part blog series, 10 Steps to Achieving and Maintaining EVMS Validation, I will talk about proofing the Earned Value Management System, achieving acceptance, and continuing surveillance. You can read parts one and two here.

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10 Steps to Achieving & Maintaining EVMS Validation, Part 2

By Jason Kinder on Tuesday, September 7, 2021

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

This is the second of a three-part blog series, 10 Steps to Achieving and Maintaining EVMS Validation. You can read part one here.

Once the implementation planning process is finalized, it’s time to assign staff. Assigning qualified staff to develop and support the earned value management system is critical to validation success, and this step should not be overlooked.

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