Ideas: Systems

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Systems, IV&V, QA

Too Many Project Risks?

Do you feel overwhelmed after meetings with your Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) or Quality Assurance (QA) consultant?

People, Programs, Recommended Reading, Systems, Agile, Scrum

Using Agile Outside Software Development

IT World has an interesting article about using the tools and techniques of agile development and scrum for projects other than software development. Many of the techniques are similar to PK’s own Predictive Management (PM) toolset.

People, Systems, Procurement

Procure Better Systems

We have often been asked to help a public-sector client out of a jam with a multi-million-dollar system procurement effort. Each time, it was too late because their procurement design or evaluation resulted in the selection of a vendor that did not meet their needs.

People, Systems, Procurement

Why Invest in Procurement

Through more than 30 years of experience, we have identified best practices to improve procurement processes. Investing in sound procurement practices can reduce cost and effort over time.

People, Systems, Procurement

Procurement Staff Development

Procurement staff development is a wise investment. Leading public procurement agencies are raising the level of professional development offered to employees through training, certification, and adoption of clearly defined standards.

People, Systems, Procurement

Effective procurement through leadership

Competent leadership is required at every stage of the procurement process. Because purchase decisions directly affect the organization’s performance–and in turn, public welfare— here are procurement leader must haves.

People, Recommended Reading, Systems, Procurement

How to Make Procurements Less Painful

One of our clients recently asked us to give them some lessons learned and recommendations on how to make their procurements less painful.

Systems, Procurement

Are Your Procurements Failing?

In recent years, states have noticed a decrease in the number of vendor responses to Requests for Proposals (RFPs). This means states have fewer vendors to choose from, and often the choices have higher costs.

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