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Posted by on Dec 23, 2019

Coaching Skill for Everyday Use — Make a Clear Request

Coaching Skill for Everyday Use — Make a Clear Request

Throughout my career as a coach, facilitator, and consultant, I have often found myself asking people to clarify what they are requesting, from whom, and by when. In most cases, these conversations begin with a concern, challenge, or problem. I’ve discovered that shifting the focus from problem to solution is quite powerful. The first step […]

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Posted by on Dec 17, 2019

The GAO Technology Assessment Design Handbook Meets Data Visualization

The GAO Technology Assessment Design Handbook Meets Data Visualization

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) considers its technology assessment (TA) to be an essential component of the assistance it provides to Congress. The Technology Assessment Design Handbook, released in December 2019, describes the process of developing a technology assessment, selection approaches, and implementation challenges. The TA Design Handbook also addresses ways technology can be used […]

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Posted by on Dec 13, 2019

The Management Concepts Partnership Appreciation Event and Holiday Charity Social was a Smashing Success

The Management Concepts Partnership Appreciation Event and Holiday Charity Social was a Smashing Success

It was a brisk December evening last night as more than 150 attendees made their way to the City Club of Washington for Management Concepts Partnership Appreciation Event and Holiday Charity Social. As Management Concepts staff and guests enjoyed their evening of refreshments, networking, and festivities, they joined together in support of So Others Might […]

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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 Dec 5, 2019

Get Ready for the GSA Multiple Award Schedule Contract Consolidation

Get Ready for the GSA Multiple Award Schedule Contract Consolidation

One of the cornerstone initiatives of the General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Marketplace Strategy is a plan to modernize and simplify the buying and selling experience for customers, suppliers, and acquisition professionals. This initiative, known as Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) Consolidation, seeks to modernize Federal acquisition by consolidating 24 Multiple Award Schedules into a single Schedule for products and services.

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