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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 Sep 16, 2020

The Joy of Data-Driven Decision-Making

The Joy of Data-Driven Decision-Making

The boss calls you into her office. She’s asking for your opinion, your gifted insight. What do you do? Although it may not be your first response, a quick read of A Step-by-Step Guide to Data-Driven Decision Making for Federal Employees by Cindi Johnson would be worth your while. Gifted insight is not born of […]

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Posted by on Sep 8, 2020

No Price, No Problem for New Multiple-Award IDIQ Contracts

No Price, No Problem for New Multiple-Award IDIQ Contracts

For decades, a standard requirement in the federal contracting process has been that price must be an evaluation factor in award decisions. That requirement is no longer true for certain contracts issued by the Department of Defense (DoD), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and Coast Guard. Section 825 of the Fiscal Year 2017 National […]

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Posted by on Aug 26, 2020

A Tale of Two Labor Day Perspectives

A Tale of Two Labor Day Perspectives

Two young men will be celebrating their careers this Labor Day. As individuals, they represent the dichotomy of the challenges we face in building teams from both sides of the work divide. There is a crucial Labor Day lesson that we can learn from their work. On one side, we have Dr. Adam, who is […]

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Posted by on Aug 21, 2020

How to Avoid COVID-19 Brain Fog and Thrive!

How to Avoid COVID-19 Brain Fog and Thrive!

Volatility, complexity, unrelenting change at an unprecedented speed with increased levels of stress and anxiety; this is the environment that leaders face in the era of COVID-19. An environment that can negatively impact the ability to think creatively at a time when it is most needed. We may not have control over our challenges, but […]

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Posted by on Aug 19, 2020

The 2020 NASWA Veterans Conference: A Year of Innovation

The 2020 NASWA Veterans Conference: A Year of Innovation

Management Concepts was proud to return to the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) Veterans Conference on August 12-14, 2020, as a Gold Sponsor. While there, we represented the accomplishments of our training partner, the National Veterans Training Institute (NVTI), a program of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Veterans Employment Training Service (VETS). […]

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