Welcome Aboard! Now what? – A Three-Step Process for Quickly Getting Your Team Up to Speed

After the excitement of a newly awarded contract, comes the implementation of the winning proposal.  Part of that is building the team to execute the plan and satisfy the contract requirements.  But what if the whole team isn’t available on Day One, or the team is new to the sector? A common risk to staffing …

Organizational Project Management – How OPM Connects Strategy to Results

At a recent conference, I attended a break out session that focused on Organizational Project Management (OPM) and project methodologies, specifically an overall approach to implementing them as a practice standard, and the benefits of doing so.  The presenters spoke about today’s increasingly competitive global environment for Government and industry, and how these organizations are …

Bright Spots in Government: VA Acquisition Academy’s Program Management Fellows Initiative

Integrity Management Consulting and GovLoop are proud to present a 12-part series called “Conscientious Contracting: A Thoughtful Approach to Acquisition and Program Management,” that aims to address common challenges and achieve new efficiencies in government procurement.  Integrity Matters will bring you occasional posts written by GovLoop’s Andrew Krzmarzick, featuring the expertise of Integrity subject matter experts and other professionals in acquisition. …

Why Your Program Should Tackle Risk Head On

Being “risk-averse” often means trying to completely eliminate risk, which is counter-productive and often impossible.  Good managers embrace risk.  Why? Because they know that setting up a proper risk management program up front can ultimately save time, money, and avoid potentially serious program execution problems.  Think of it as building “sweat equity” into the investment. …

Can Time Limits Improve Acquisition Documentation?

I believe there’s a truism in acquisition: the work’s not done until the paperwork is finished.  How many of you have tried to get an acquisition through the approval process only to be stymied because some of the critical Acquisition Documentation was not up to date or was missing completely? As one who teaches acquisition …

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