Pinnacle Insights

EVM World 2019 Recap

By Michael Breuker on Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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

This year's EVM World event was held on May 22nd - 24th, 2019 at The Westin Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Workshop sessions this year reinforced the EVM World theme of "Maximizing Program & Performance Management Through Collaboration". 

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What is the Most Appropriate EV Method for Material?

By Jim Wrisley on Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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

In the first article in this series Who Should Be The Control Account Manager (CAM) for Direct Material? I discussed how material is handled in an Earned Value environment, and addressed some of the key underlying assumptions. 

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Who Should Be the Control Account Manager (CAM) for Direct Material?

By Jim Wrisley on Monday, April 15, 2019

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

When Earned Value is applied to Government sponsored programs via the EIA-748 guidelines, all program resources must be accounted for in the EV data elements. These include direct labor, materials and subcontracts as well as applicable indirect costs.

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What Is The EVMIG?

By Michael Breuker on Thursday, March 28, 2019

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

At the beginning of February I attended the NDIA IPMD Winter 2019 meeting in Melbourne, FL. With many topics discussed, the EVMIG was one of much anticipation.

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Publication of The EIA-748D and The Changes Therein

By Michael Breuker on Thursday, March 7, 2019

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

During the NDIA Integrated Program Management Division (IPMD) Winter Meeting in Melbourne, FL, Randy Steeno of NDIA discussed the updates contained in the EIA-748, Revision D, which was published by SAE on January 8th, 2019.

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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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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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DCMA Schedule Analyzer forProject™ Version 4 Takes Schedule Analysis to the Next Level

By Lia Briggs, PMP on Thursday, September 21, 2017

Categories: Earned Value Management (EVM), forProject Technology

Recently Pinnacle was offered a sneak peek at the features of the upcoming version 4 upgrade of DCMA Schedule Analyzer forProject™ which is planned for release this October, 2017.

DCMA Schedule Analyzer forProject™ has long offered a simple yet powerful way to assess the health of the schedule based on the DCMA 14-Point Assessment methodology as an add-in to Microsoft Project.  The new version adds significant new capabilities for schedule analysis.

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