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How an Integrated Master Schedule Can Avert Program Management Disaster

Image Credit: Defense Acquisition University. Sample IMS Gantt Chart.  https://learn.test.dau.mil/CourseWare/801882_4/page03_18.htmlCongratulations! It’s your first day at your new job as a Program Manager (PM). The last few days have been a whirlwind. You got the call from your director that you had been selected to…See More
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Ready, Set, Go… Cross the Acquisition Package Finish Line by Fiscal Year End

This is sprinting season for any acquisition professional working on completing acquisition packages, negotiating offers and awarding the proposals. Contracting Officers (COs) should be proactive in doing all that needs to be done to ensure the requirements are awarded in a timely fashion.While each agency has its own internal policies and regulations, there are some common must-do steps for…See More
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Fear of the FAR – Is It Getting in the Way of Doing Business?

By Craig Taylor, PMPDo 1,883 pages of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), comprised of 53 different Parts, dozens of forms, and a correction page feel like something to be feared? Does it keep you from buying what you need to support your agency?Many government decision-makers look at the FAR as a significant obstacle to…See More
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Fear of the FAR – Is It Getting in the Way of Doing Business?

By Craig Taylor, PMPDo 1,883 pages of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), comprised of 53 different Parts, dozens of forms, and a correction page feel like something to be feared? Does it keep you from buying what you need to support your agency?Many government decision-makers look at the FAR as a significant obstacle to…See More
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Rudder Check – Engage and Educate New Team Members to Stay On Course

By Mike Bajit, PMPYou’ve won the contract!  You’ve hired the team, but they can’t start work at the same time due to delays with the suitability process.  You must execute the requirements of the contract with only a portion of your staff, while providing an orientation to the work and some on-the-job training.  You start…See More
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Three R’s of Acquisition Reform

Acquisition Reform – Industry experts have compared it to Groundhog Day and a complicated system of pendulums shifting between priorities.  The descriptions may differ but one thing most agree on is that with federal acquisition becoming ever more complex, fixing it…See More
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Requirements Development is Key to Successful Software Development Acquisition

By Tom ColangeloAnyone who keeps up with national news is aware of a recent problematic major website deployment.  Media pundits were quick to blame leadership problems.  A noted information technology pundit pointed to acquisition and contracting failures and the…See More
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How Integrated Product Teams Can Improve Performance and Save Money

In this time of tight budgets and mandates to do more or the same with less, the need for innovation through greater communication and cooperation is greater than ever.   The intelligent use of Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) that foster an organizational climate of cross-functional collaboration can drive innovation throughout your processes.This is accomplished by having the right team making…See More
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How an Integrated Master Schedule Can Avert Program Management Disaster

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 11:36am 0 Comments

DAU sample IMS Gantt Chart

Image Credit: Defense Acquisition University. Sample IMS Gantt Chart.  https://learn.test.dau.mil/CourseWare/801882_4/page03_18.html

Congratulations! It’s your first day at your new job as a Program Manager (PM).…

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Is Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) Always The Best Deal?

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

By Cindy Wilkins, Sr. Program Analyst

In the current fiscal environment, there is an even stronger focus on being a good steward of taxpayer dollars. That is certainly commendable and definitely what is expected by John Q. Public. The recent trend to uphold that trust placed in the Government has been…

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Ready, Set, Go… Cross the Acquisition Package Finish Line by Fiscal Year End

Posted on August 5, 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments

This is sprinting season for any acquisition professional working on completing acquisition packages, negotiating offers and awarding the proposals. Contracting Officers (COs) should be proactive in doing all that needs to be done to ensure the requirements are awarded in a timely fashion.

While each agency has its own internal policies and regulations, there are some…

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The Double Down Strategy of Contract Management Risk

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 11:03am 0 Comments

By Mike Ipsaro, PMP, CCE/A

In blackjack, there is a strategy known as doubling down, in which players double their bet to get one more card in addition to their two card hand. Doubling down increases players’ chances of winning, just like risk management increases the chances of success during a…

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At 10:39pm on June 1, 2012, Kenyatta Hawkins said…

Hello Tracey,

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