Pinnacle Insights

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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Encore Analytics Releases Update 4.1 to Its Empower Software

By Sara Marks on Friday, December 13, 2019

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

On Tuesday December 10th, Encore Analytics released an update to its flagship product, Empower.

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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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NDIA IPMD Fall 2019 Meeting Recap

By Sara Marks on Monday, September 30, 2019

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

NDIA hosted their IPMD Fall Meeting on September 11th - 12th at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center in Denver, CO. With many different topics discussed, there were some interesting panel discussions and other insights we feel necessary to take note of.

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How to Set Up Your IBR for Success

By Lia Briggs, PMP on Monday, September 23, 2019

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

Let’s start by ensuring we have an understanding of the purpose and goals that drive an Integrated Baseline Review (IBR).

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2nd Annual Empower User's Group Workshop Review

By Lia Briggs, PMP on Monday, September 16, 2019

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

The Empower User's Group is an annual event, with this year's event held at the beautiful Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, FL.  This was such a fantastic location to host an event, word through the grapevine is Encore Analytics might host the event here next year as well.

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Deltek Releases Cumulative Update 11 to Open Plan 8.2

By Sara Marks on Tuesday, September 3, 2019

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

On Friday, August 30th, 2019 Deltek released a cumulative update to Open Plan 8.2. Below are some of the new features as well as some performance improvements. 

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What is an Integrated Baseline Review?

By Pinnacle Management Systems, Inc. on Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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

An Integrated Baseline Review (IBR) is a joint customer/contractor activity walking through and assessing the Performance Measurement Baseline. Integrated Baseline Reviews are typically performed within a few months after a contract has been awarded, although they can be performed at any time, including pre-contract award.

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