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Systems, QA

Predictive Quality Assurance

One of the biggest complaints we have with the way Quality Assurance is typically performed for large systems projects is that the process is reactive rather than predictive.

Systems, CIO, IT

Chief Information Officer answers “Should Government be in the IT Business?”

We asked the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of a large state health and human services agency an interesting question recently: “Do you need a large information technology (IT) organization?”

People, Programs, Systems, Performance Measurement

Performance Measurement

Performance measurement is a systematic ongoing process to assess how well an organization, project, or program is doing its job.

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, Project Management

Being Late on A Project Matters

We have noticed a growing trend toward accepting that projects will be late as the norm. Recently we’ve run into several projects that were going to be late and the consequences were grave.

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.

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