We can tell you from experience that Deltek Cobra’s integration technology is robust, powerful and well-designed. We can also tell you from experience that getting the most out of this technology requires more than simply purchasing good software. Microsoft Project will play a critical part in your Earned Value Management System supporting your Integrated Master Schedule (IMS).
Integrating Microsoft Project with Deltek Cobra requires careful planning. The approach you take should compliment your Earned Value Management System (EVMS) design. There are also many technical issues to consider, including which version of Microsoft Project is being used, and how to map the best percent complete type for status updates. These and other factors influence the way the integration should be configured and used. In fact, schedulers need to understand how to use Microsoft Project within and EVMS. Ten Six has fast tracked this process with a short training session covering roles, process, technical integration and even Do’s and Don’ts.
Because of the omnipresence of Microsoft Project for project planning and the dominance of Deltek’s Cobra for earned value, our consultants have tremendous experience with these types of integration. We also articulate the role that each tool plays within an Earned Value Management System that help avoid common implementation pitfalls and compliance problems.
Call Ten Six to find out how we can help you integrate Microsoft Project with Deltek’s Cobra as part of creating a compliant Earned Value Management System. Take the risk out of your implementation and get it right first time!