Jobs to be done to change the world

Most of us want to make a difference and bring positive change to the world.  But, where do we begin?  As a government consultant, I have had the opportunity to make valuable impacts on some really interesting initiatives and in the process become invested in my federal clients’ public missions.  If you think about it, […]

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Evolving an Enterprise Architecture with Innovation Management in Mind

Organizations today must remain flexible and dynamic to serve the challenges of their mission. Most successful organizations have an established enterprise architecture (EA) to act as a mechanism for assessing the impact of change and for defining (and re-defining) the target states. We believe that to remain responsive to the ever-changing environment, the organization should […]

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Making Sound Decisions: Some tips to consider on Election Day (or any other day)

Almost every American has a critical decision to make with this year’s presidential election. The stakes couldn’t be higher for our nation.  There are many factors that will affect our decisions on Election Day – whether it be the economy, social issues, the environment or even the feelings the candidates gives you. Making informed decisions […]

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Planning success after execution

Metrics are vital to managing a successful service. It’s how the service owner measures quality and performance: whether it’s compliance with a government requirement or regulation, customer satisfaction, or business process efficiency. It’s also how the service portfolio owner makes decisions around the retention or retirement of a service. These successes (and failures) must be […]

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The right level of planning

We, at eMentum, considered multiple topics to discuss for this first post, including Quality Management (and IV&V), Engineering PMOs vs. “Lean” PMOs, and when to implement release management instead of just project management, based on level of usefulness and interest.  Additionally, we considered the timing of this blog.  After all, October is Cyber Security Awareness […]

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