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Posted by on Jan 21, 2020

What Makes an Agile Government Project Successful?

What Makes an Agile Government Project Successful?

CIO.com defines Agile as “a project management methodology that uses short development cycles called ‘sprints’ to focus on continuous improvement in the development of a product or service.” Agile was established to optimize the commercial development of software. While it has been applied in many other ways, the purposes, requirements, and regulatory demands of government […]

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Posted by on Jan 9, 2020

Many Problems are Actually Opportunities in Disguise

Many Problems are Actually Opportunities in Disguise

For most people, the recent earthquake in Puerto Rico can only be characterized as tragic. However, many other problems present opportunities for organizations to streamline processes, increase quality, or improve outcomes. In any problematic situation, an achievement of a goal is obstructed by a barrier of some kind. And, in most cases, the best solution […]

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Posted by on Jan 2, 2020

Review of 2019 Accomplishments

Review of 2019 Accomplishments

Management Concepts celebrates the eventful and rewarding year of 2019 with a recap of some of our significant accomplishments, project awards, participation in industry events, and program efforts. We’ve sustained growth in the public sector as a leading training and performance improvement company, and are proud of the outstanding work our employees do every day […]

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Posted by on Dec 10, 2019

Where is Your Agency on PMIAA Implementation?

Where is Your Agency on PMIAA Implementation?

It’s hard to believe that it has been three years since the Program Management Improvement Accountability Act (PMIAA), was signed into law. It established standards and a future roadmap to significantly improve program and project management (P/PM) in the Federal Government. 5-Year Plan In June of 2018, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued […]

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Posted by on Oct 31, 2019

What Does it Take to Be a Project Manager in Government?

What Does it Take to Be a Project Manager in Government?

The Interpretive Guidance for Project Manager Positions published by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in May of 2019 lays out the responsibilities that are shared by a wide range of project managers. It also provides precise criteria to be used in the evaluation of current and future project managers in the Federal Government. The production of this guidance involved consideration by numerous government organizations that oversee human resources, financial management, procurement, and other related functions.

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