Let's say that I am a Federal CIO and need to respond to a request for information on the architecture of a human resource management system. I want to demonstrate that the system is capable of…Continue
Now this may come as a surprise to some of you govies out there, but at the end of the day, the majority of contractors want to deliver you a solution that can be executed to the benefit of all. The…Continue
Anyone who has ever worked in a business environment knows how critical project management is to bridging the gap between strategy and operations. It is the fundamental discipline through which…Continue
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By now, we've all heard of the negative fallout of the sequestration, but what positive effects do you think it might have? There are obviously better solutions than this "meat clever" approach, but I'm interested to hear from you what we might gain in either the short- or long-term as a result of the sudden reductions.
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Nearly every government project needs to employ risk management processes and practices to ensure successful delivery. A Risk Register (or Risk Log) is one of the…Continue
A couple of weeks ago, a Fed approached me on how she should approach the challenge of streamlining an integrated program management support function across multiple divisions of one overarching government organization, which has over 100 projects ranging from $250k to $1B in life-cycle costs. My answer, based on my own experience:
To effectively deliver integrated program management services to such a large portfolio, spanning multiple divisions, I recommended implementing a…Continue
Dear Contracting Officer,
When you release an RFP solicitation notice that includes a timeline, competition type (e.g., 8(a), Full and Open, Woman-Owned Small Business, etc.), contract vehicle (e.g., GSA Schedule, MOBIS, etc.), requirements and other critical information, industry initiates a process called capture management.
This process involves understanding your requirements; identifying capability gaps; developing a teaming strategy; identifying teaming partners;…Continue