Intaver and SNA Software Deliver New Program Management Risk Solution

Intaver and SNA Software Deliver New Program Management Risk Solution

New Capabilities include use of Industry JSON Schema

November 29, 2022. Intaver Institute of Calgary Canada, the makers of RiskyProject, and SNA Software LLC of Orlando, Florida, makers of Proteus and Envision, announced a new set of integration enhancements between their products in order to facilitate the delivery of a complete program and project management risk solution for use within the GovCon and Aerospace & Defense industries. The announcement parallels the release into production of the new capabilities to their major customers.

The new integration utilizes an extension to the neutral industry and government IPMDAR JSON schema. Applying this approach optimizes project management scheduling data, allowing its access and analysis regardless of originating scheduling application. This enhancement provides a standardized and consistent approach to risk analysis that is accessible to both general project and specialized risk practitioners across industry, government, and project management customers and strategic partners.

Matt Pitstick, Chief Technology Officer for SNA Software, stated: “We have been working with our industry and agency customers for the last year to ensure that we apply an automation and open systems solution in supporting the processes of risk analysis applied to all of the subsystems in project management: earned value, schedule, technical performance, and financial. The combination of RiskyProject and Proteus Envision delivers, most significantly, rapid and repeatable processes in support of schedule risk analysis (SRA) and Joint Confidence Level (JCL) Analysis.”

With the significant power and scaling of the Proteus BI platform and the extensive COTS functionality delivered through Envision repositories, historical schedules are maintained with the ability to compare results across status dates, or to run new simulations on revised status dates. Cost simulations integrated with schedule provide powerful early warning analysis of project performance.

“Proteus Envision is one of the only applications on the market today fully utilizing the IPMDAR standard schema,” said Nicholas Pisano, CEO of SNA Software.

“Our COTS data capture and transformation application EnvisionData has significantly eliminated the bespoke nature of that effort, capturing large project management datasets in a matter of seconds or minutes, depending on size, where in the past a team of data specialists and much direct labor with Excel workbooks would have been necessary over a period of days or weeks. The software captures both the Contract Performance Dataset (CPD) and the Schedule Performance Dataset (SPD), at any level of detail, and place these in a neutral and open database for complete data democratization. This then provides the basis for the top-tier RiskyProject application to apply its comprehensive qualitative and quantitative risk analysis capabilities to that data.”

RiskyProject provides the engine that delivers the goods, applying its powerful risk analysis engines against any size dataset to deliver its results back to Proteus Envision using common data tables that allows project and program stakeholders the ability to receive timely intelligence based on the best automated analysis available.

Michael Trumper, Director of Business Development at Intaver Institute summarized the process. “Once the contract period data is loaded into Proteus, we can pull the cost and schedule data with uncertainties into RiskyProject. Once the cost and schedule data are loaded, program risks from the integrated risk register are linked to the cost and schedule data. RiskyProject then runs a complete integrated cost and schedule simulation on the data generating forecasts for cost, schedule, JCL (joint confidence levels), sensitivity, risk scores and priority, and additional risk metrics. The results of the risk analysis can then be pulled back into Proteus and presented in the Program Management reports and dashboards.”

For more information on this solution please contact either SNA Software at or through Intaver Institute at

Published by Nick Pisano

Mr. Pisano has over 30 years of extensive experience in the software, project, business and acquisition management fields in both government and private industry. He is a retired “mustang” U.S. Navy Commander having been assigned leadership positions of increasing responsibility throughout his military and civilian careers. He has served as a project management policy expert, government contracting officer, contract negotiator, as business manager for nine multi-billion dollar programs in NAVAIR, as a Chief Information Officer, and as a government program manager, aside from various assignments at sea and overseas. He is internationally recognized as the developer and co-developer of several project management techniques and methodologies integrating risk and technical performance, and in the establishment of the DoD policy and vision for an integrated digital environment. In recognition of his contributions in this field he was awarded the 1997 Acquisition Research Symposium David Acker Skill in Communications Award. While serving on active duty he also received numerous personal awards, citations and commendations. He completed his career on the staff of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology (OUSD(A&T)) where he developed new project management processes and participated in the development of acquisition policy. Since his Navy career Mr. Pisano has held senior positions in various high tech project management companies. Among those were as Senior Director of EPM Product Marketing at Deltek after a successful career as director of sales and marketing of C/S Solutions, Inc., a software company that developed and sold the wInsight and Risk+ products. In this latter position he advised and counted among his customers virtually every major A&D and federal support contractor; U.S. DoD, OMB, and federal agencies; and defense-related agencies in the U.K., Australia, and Japan. Mr. Pisano holds a B.S. from the University of Maryland (Honors), an M.S. from Pepperdine University, an M.A. from the Combat Studies Institute of the Army Command and General Staff College (Honors), and is a graduate of the senior executive program of the Colgate-Darden School of Business of the University of Virginia. He has also successfully attended advanced formal education in software engineering, project management, contracts law, and on the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). His articles have appeared in various acquisition and project management journals and publications, and his posts on major project management websites. He is an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), a former board member of the College of Performance Management (CPM), is currently head of the National Defense Industrial Association Program Management Systems Committee (NDIA PMSC) Contracts Working Group, and a charter member of OSD’s PARCA advisory group..

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