October 4, 2011

Leadership Is…

Nicole Morrow, PMP Leadership:  It’s a word that gets thrown around quite a bit in the workplace.  Google it and you will receive over 159,000 results. Try to find a book on the topic and you will uncover more than 81,000 books on   Ask your team or your colleagues to define it and you […]

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August 4, 2011

ACG National Capital Spotlight Shines on Evans CEO

Recently, Evans CEO Sue Evans was featured in the ACG National Capital blog.  The article speaks to Sue’s background and accomplishments in the Human Factors and Ergonomics field, how she used her unique skills and expertise to drive cultural change, and her story of launching Evans Incorporated to help organizations get change right by focusing […]

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July 5, 2011

Oh No, Not Another Survey?!

Author: Emad Elias, MBA, PMP Have you ever thought about why surveys are not used more often in doing process improvement?  When beginning a process improvement initiative, one of the first things you do is begin gathering information about the “as-is” or how things work now.  This is for the purpose of then recommending how things “should” work, […]

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June 15, 2011

The Colors of Project Management

Author: Iliana Alvarado, PMP When it comes to project management, most government and private organizations strive to reinforce the latest edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK) Guide, using tried and true tools and methods such as the Work Breakdown Structure and Earned Value Management. With seemingly unlimited project management tools available to […]

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May 24, 2011

Evolve from SIPOC to COPIS

Author: Tip Fallon, Business Analyst The SIPOC is a quality management tool used when creating, defining, or improving a process to help the user understand the following components of a process. Suppliers Inputs Process Outputs Customers A SIPOC map is a clear, relatively high-level, and streamlined method to document and communicate the process elements listed […]

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May 17, 2011

Metrics: Be careful what you wish for!

Author: Tip Fallon | Business Analyst While metrics are integral to improving organizational performance, implementing metrics requires careful thought and planning to ensure that they do not result in undesirable behaviors.  A few examples, and two solutions are below. Metrics and Undesired Behaviors Intention → Increase workplace safety  Metric (and goal) → Number of days without […]

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May 3, 2011

Strategic Resource Allocation in Fiscally Austere Times

Author: Jim Wright | Project Manager In light of the fiscally restrained environment facing many public, non-governmental and private organizations, alike, ensuring that resources are effectively and strategically allocated has taken on premium importance.  Organizations are faced with an array of complex decisions and tradeoffs in determining how to reduce spending while ensuring that program […]

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April 10, 2011

Avoid Becoming a Victim of Scope Creep

Author:  Robert Etris, PMP Background Successful scope management is a core attribute of an efficient and effective project.  Managing scope means more than just asking for a change order or creating tension with your stakeholders.  It means upstream recognition of the change, managing the change, and recognizing new opportunities.  PMI’s Process Management Body of Knowledge […]

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