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Forecasting with Cost and Schedule Performance

In project management the past is always a great indication of future performance. For this reason a strong earned value system is a valuable tool when forecasting a project to completion. Two of the most critical points of analysis are the impact performance has on cost and schedule. To first
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The Basics of Control Accounts and Work Packages

When doing Earned Value Management within a standard project structure there can be a defined level that is considered a "control account". A control account is normally the intersection of the functional organization doing the work and the Project organizational hierarchy. This is typically defined as the level that you
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SAP UI Revolution

SAP User Interface Revolution     Technology users of all types are placing an exponentially growing expectation and reliance on the technology that they interface with on a daily basis. In fact; every year, a higher percentage of jobs require consistent attachment to computers and mobile devices. This ever increasing
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Activating Cumulative Overhead without DIMP switch note 1954307

Government contractors have a requirement to apply overhead costs based on a fiscal year.   SAP offers this capability via the cumulative overhead solution. Cumulative Overhead allows businesses to allocate overhead costs based on the year. With standard overhead processing, overhead is applied to projects each period and calculates overhead for
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Organizing Federal and Commercial Businesses by Legal Entity

Organizing Federal and Commercial Businesses by Legal Entity Overview                 Many companies perform against both commercial and Federal contracts.  SAP as an enterprise wide ERP technology platform is intended to run common processes for a corporation and provide a single source for all data.  Leveraging the power of SAP,
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Managing Contracts by DPAS Rating

DPAS rating stands for Defense Priority & Allocations System Rating which supports the priorities and allocations authority of the Defense Production Act of 1950 which authorized the President to require preferential treatment of national defense programs. The purpose of DPAS is to assure the timely availability of industrial resources to
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Effectively Coordinating a Project Schedule and Cost

As many project managers know, effectively coordinating a schedule and cost is easier said than done.  Although a schedule drives the timeline, cost management will also make or break a project's success and directly impact overall profitability.  As more companies turn to the strength and stability of SAP for project
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SAP Project Builder Transaction Code CJ20N

SAP's Project Builder is the primary entry point for performing Project Management in SAP.  The Project Builder makes it possible to create or change work breakdown structures and networks. You can quickly switch between overviews and detailed screens, graphics and the project planning board. The project builder is a very
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Definition of Centric Project Management and Tools that Support It

Centric Project Management is the integrated connection of Project Management Processes and Information.  In order to achieve this, the execution of your projects must occur in an integrated system with all other supporting business processes.  SAP is the most powerful integration software on the market today.  The business processes in
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Planning Control Accounts and Work Packages in SAP

In the Project Systems module of SAP you create Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) which establishes a project hierarchy to plan cost and schedule.  However, for many large organizations the right level of project management may not always fit within the constraints of a WBS structure.  For that reason they will
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