Last week the CBA family suffered a tragic loss. Aaron Buda the 24 year-old son of CBA Sr. Consultant and P6 Implementation Specialist Terry Buda was killed on January 29th in a 6 car accident in his hometown of Lansing, Mi. Our thoughts and prayers are with Terry and his family as they deal with this tragedy.Read More...
by Pat Serafino
2013Comments Off on In Memorium-Aaron Buda
by Vickie Laskey
Onn October 26, 2012 CBA (Critical Business Analysis) held their first Client Advisory Board (CAB) meeting for the sole purpose of supporting our clients to the best of our ability. Very simply, we wanted to find out from our core clients, “What can we do to help your business succeed?” There…Read More...
2012Comments Off on What A small / BIG World We Work In
by Pat Serafino
If you missed it in the endless stream of Oracle acquisitions, in September 2012 Oracle acquired the assets of Skire. Skire made it’s mark by providing a complete set of management and government tools across all project phases from planning and building to operations, enabling companies to effectively manage their capital and construction programs. By combining Skire with industry leading capabilities from Oracle Primavera products, Oracle intends to create a full life-cycle Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (EPPM) platform that provides a comprehensive offering from capital planning and construction to operations and maintenance for owners and operators, contractors…Read More...
2012Comments Off on The Skire’s the Limit, or is it?
in BI Publisher, Business Intelligence, CBA Professional Services, Contract Management, Oracle, Primavera, Project Management
by CBA Inc.
A friend reached out to me this week with a new wrinkle in report R_SB_09 where the date format in the received column was wrong. Instead of 10/28/2012 appearing it was showing up as 28/10/2012. My first inkling was to look at the presentation or layout side of the report and look at date format. Much to my surprise, there wasn’t any formatting. Hmm, must be an issue with the data model? Sure enough, when I edited the data model and looked at data, received was 28/10/2012 and sent right next to it was 10/28/2012….Read More...
2012Comments Off on Convert Date Function – R_SB_09 Report in PCM
in P6, Project Management
by CBA Inc.
Labor Day – The height of construction season for some, a winding-down point for others. Is your portfolio of projects producing the bottom line you need? Are things going as bid? Projects on-time, close to budget? The answers lie in the proper application of a combination of standardized, best-practice project management processes and related technology implemented on an enterprise basis, such as the Primavera family of project management solutions, allowing timely project performance visibility and true collaboration on a company-wide basis. In today’s competitive economic environment, these aspects are no longer an option – they…Read More...
2012Comments Off on Project ROI – Can you do better?