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Posted by on Jul 7, 2021

Streamlined Procurements: What Should Be in Your RFP?

Streamlined Procurements: What Should Be in Your RFP?

While there are some flexibilities, depending on the type of contract (e.g., time and materials, cost plus fixed fee), the majority of contracts are firm fixed price (FFP). To achieve the most realistic pricing, particularly for FFP contracts, federal entities should recognize that the burden of risk is on the bidder, who must factor in […]

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Posted by on Feb 18, 2021

Being Agile in a Federal Fiscal Year

Being Agile in a Federal Fiscal Year

Agile On Time There seems to be a significant disconnect between running Agile projects and meeting deadlines. Nothing could be further from the truth! Despite the seemingly laissez-faire approaches in Agile management, deadlines and deliverables abound. You just have to look for them. In many organizations, Agile is considered non-viable because it doesn’t have the […]

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Posted by on Feb 1, 2021

Making Your Project Sponsor a True Champion

Making Your Project Sponsor a True Champion

Project sponsors are the official authorizers of project activity. The sponsor is the official who signs off on a project, declaring it a valid effort for the organization to pursue. As with any role, some sponsors are better than others. Some take on their role with zeal, believing that their project is at the heart […]

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Posted by on Sep 16, 2020

The Wants, Needs, and Requirements of Project Management

The Wants, Needs, and Requirements of Project Management

When we were young, we had desires that many of us would freely express to our parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, and anyone else who would listen. We asked for anything from candy and gum to cars and trips without a second thought. For example: “Dad, I want to get a Mercedes” or “Mom, I want […]

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Posted by on Aug 5, 2020

The Responsibility-Authority Dilemma — and the Cure

The Responsibility-Authority Dilemma — and the Cure

For decades, project managers have lamented that they have “all this responsibility and no authority.” The tragedy is that they do have authority, but not the type that they would like. Project managers would love to be able to put themselves at the top of the organization chart. The glory. The clout. The ability to […]

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