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Posted by on Aug 28, 2018

The President’s Management Agenda Series: Thinking Strategically

The President’s Management Agenda Series: Thinking Strategically

In March 2018, the President’s Management Agenda (PMA) was released to the public. The PMA “lays out a long-term vision for modernizing the Federal Government in key areas that will improve the ability of all agencies to deliver mission outcomes, provide excellent service, and effectively steward taxpayer dollars on behalf of the American people.” So […]

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Posted by on Aug 23, 2018

40th Annual BIG NTI Conference Recap 2018

40th Annual BIG NTI Conference Recap 2018

  I write this blog as I await the announcement to board my flight back to Washington D.C. after a phenomenal week at the 40th Annual Blacks in Government National Training Institute (BIG NTI). This annual training event ran from August 13-16, held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel and hosted more than 2,500 professionals from […]

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Posted by on Aug 7, 2018

Competition and Collaboration in the Workplace

Competition and Collaboration in the Workplace

Competition is a natural component of all economies at some level whether it involve markets, companies, or job-seekers. The workplace can make for an equally competitive environment with employees working longer hours to secure promotions with fancier job titles and bigger paychecks. Now that more and more organizations are starting to adopt a distinctly collaborative approach to achieve success and build high-performing teams, […]

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Posted by on Aug 2, 2018

Why Pure Agile Doesn’t Work in Government: Part 1

Why Pure Agile Doesn’t Work in Government: Part 1

When the 17 founders of the Agile philosophy met and agreed upon the values and principles of what has become the Agile Manifesto, they brought with them a wealth of experience, skill, and knowledge on developing, testing, and deploying software in private and commercial industries. But very few of the founders had much experience in […]

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Posted by on Jul 31, 2018

The President’s Management Agenda Series: Improving Customer Service

The President’s Management Agenda Series: Improving Customer Service

In March 2018, the President’s Management Agenda (PMA) was released to the public. The PMA “lays out a long-term vision for modernizing the Federal Government in key areas that will improve the ability of all agencies to deliver mission outcomes, provide excellent service, and effectively steward taxpayer dollars on behalf of the American people.” So […]

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