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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, Recent Articles

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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Implementation or Configuration Consultant?

By Pinnacle Management Systems, Inc. on Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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

Often these two terms are used interchangeably, but they mean very different things to those of us who have been implementing project management and project controls systems.  

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Schedule Analysis, Part 3: What Does It Mean To Me?

By Pinnacle Management Systems, Inc. on Thursday, July 27, 2017

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

In Part 2 of this series, Schedule Analysis, Part 2: Why Should I Do It?, it was stated that schedule analysis increases confidence in the schedule and its results. It provides information as to where the schedule needs to be improved and how it needs to be improved. 

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Schedule Analysis, Part 2: Why Should I Do It?

By Pinnacle Management Systems, Inc. on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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

In Part 1 of this series, Schedule Analysis, Part 1: What Is It?, provided a brief introduction to schedule analysis. This article discusses why a schedule analysis should be performed. But first, a point of clarification. Schedule analysis and Schedule Risk Analysis (SRA) are two different things. 

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Revised EVMS Threshold Requirements

By Michael Breuker on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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

At the most recent NDIA Integrated Program Management (IPM) Division Meeting, John McGregor, Director of Earned Value Management for OSD Performance Assessment & Root Cause Analysis (PARCA) took the stage to discuss the latest updates related to EVM threshold requirements for DoD contracts. During the presentation, John clarified that DoD Instruction 5000.02 is finalized, signed and in full affect, even though the document looks like it may be in draft form.

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Schedule Analysis, Part 1: What is it?

By Pinnacle Management Systems, Inc. on Monday, July 24, 2017

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

A schedule is a time-model of how you as the supplier or manager plan on executing your project. It represents the project scope, resources, assumptions and constraints of the project. Like a cost model, the time model or schedule should respond to changes.

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Deltek MPM to Sunset, Part 3: Factors to Consider When Selecting a Replacement

By Lia Briggs, PMP on Monday, May 22, 2017

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, Government & Public Sector, Training, Enterprise Project Management (EPM)

For many years, Deltek's Micro-Frame Program Manager (MPM) has been the backbone of many Earned Value Management systems.  It provided a simplistic cost engine for a single program environment that could be integrated with scheduling data to meet the needs of even government programs.  

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Deltek MPM to Sunset, Part 1: What do Maintenance Support and Sustainment Support Really Mean?

By Lia Briggs, PMP on Monday, April 10, 2017

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Earned Value Management (EVM), Enterprise Project Controls (EPC), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Deltek PPM, Enterprise Project Management (EPM)

For many years, Deltek's Micro-Frame Program Manager (MPM) has been the backbone of many Earned Value Management systems.  It has been providing a simplistic cost engine for a single program environment that could be integrated with scheduling data to meet the EVM reporting needs of government programs, but the software will soon be phased out by Deltek.  

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