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Steelray Releases Analyzer for P6

By Jason Kinder on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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

At Pinnacle, we strive to stay abreast of the latest and greatest software tools used in project management. As a partner with many industry-leading tool vendors it is incumbent upon us to know the available tools and how to use them to solve obstacles facing our clients.

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Steelray Set to Release New Scheduling Tool - Steelray Delay Analyzer

By Jason Kinder on Friday, August 27, 2021

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

At Pinnacle, we strive to stay abreast of the latest and greatest software tools used in project management. As a partner with many industry-leading tool vendors it is incumbent upon us to know the available tools and how to use them to solve obstacles facing our clients.

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Invest in Training to Maximize Profit

By Jason Kinder on Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Engineering & Construction, Earned Value Management (EVM), Integrated Program Management (IPM), Technology, Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Government & Public Sector, Microsoft EPM, Enterprise Project Management (EPM)

Investing in employee training and development can have significant results on your bottom line. A study by the American Society for Training and Development revealed that companies that invest in employee training gain 21% in profit.

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Deltek Clarity: Project & Risk Management Trends

By Jason Kinder on Thursday, June 3, 2021

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

I attended the May 25th Deltek Clarity webinar, Trends in Project and Risk Management, and as usual the content from the 12th annual government study was compelling. Dan Firrincili, Sr. Manager, Product Marketing, and Kathy Boatwright, Sr. Director, Product Management, presented the findings for this section of the study.

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Project Management Series, Part 3: Chaos and Complexity

By Michael Bensussen on Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Engineering & Construction, Earned Value Management (EVM), Enterprise Project Controls (EPC), Technology, Government & Public Sector, Enterprise Project Management (EPM)

This is the third and final article in a three-part series. 

Previously, in part 1 and part 2 of this series, I discussed how schedule pressure and various schedule compression techniques may manifest themselves unpredictably and with adverse effects on the project. 

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Project Management Series, Part 2:  The Power to Save a Life

By Michael Bensussen on Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Engineering & Construction, Earned Value Management (EVM), Enterprise Project Controls (EPC), Technology, Government & Public Sector, Enterprise Project Management (EPM)

This is the second article in a three-part series. 

As I discussed in part 1, the resource-loaded schedule represents a Project Manager’s most valuable tool for understanding and controlling the time and money requirements on any given project. 

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5 Reasons Projects Fail Webinar Recap

By Jason Kinder on Thursday, May 6, 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, Enterprise Project Management (EPM)

There is a lot of research that identifies how poorly projects are managed. I’ve read that $99M is wasted for every $1B invested in project management.

One-third of all projects don’t meet their initial goal. So, what are some of the reasons for project failure?

In this article, I talk about five of the reasons that projects fail.

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Project Management Series, Part 1:  Does Time Really Equal Money?

By Michael Bensussen on Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Categories: Aerospace & Defense, Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Engineering & Construction, Earned Value Management (EVM), Enterprise Project Controls (EPC), Technology, Government & Public Sector, Enterprise Project Management (EPM)

This is the first of a three-part series. 

We have all been told that time equals money. Even, time is money. But what does any of that truly mean? Time and money separately are highly debatable subjects. The combination of the two can certainly be a conundrum. However, it is my belief that in construction, A&D, or any industry really, this may as well be a law of the universe. Consider this, he or she who controls the schedule of the project, controls the cost of the project. Thus, the schedule is one of the most important documents your project(s) may ever possess. 

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