KeyLogic Blog

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  • Apples to Oranges

    Technology Readiness Levels: Determining Maturity

    Apr 12, 2016
    Technology readiness levels (TRLs) were originally implemented in the 1970’s by NASA to compare apples, oranges, and suitcases. Actually, it was to compare disparate technology developments in terms of their technological maturity. “Apples and oranges” might translate to development of two distinct experiments to fly on a space shuttle, one on the effects of microgravity on fruit fly breeding and another on free-form fabrication of parts by electron-beam deposition.
  • Buried in paperwork

    Excel Experts are Not the Workforce of the Future

    Apr 07, 2016
    First released in 1985, Excel was launched during what many would now regard as the digital Stone Age. Yet three decades later, many federal agencies still rely solely on Excel to manage billion-dollar budgets. It’s like trying to stream video on a flip phone – it’s not going to work.
  • Strategic management

    How to Bring Budget Reporting Together with Strategic Planning

    Apr 06, 2016
    The release of the White House’s 2017 budget proposal has everyone talking about government finances. This year, it’s not just about the bottom line.
  • EVM

    Why Should a Project Manager Care About Earned Value?

    Dec 11, 2013
    In simplest terms, Earned Value Management (EVM) is a method of measuring project performance. There are many ways to measure performance, and EVM is a well-known, standard method, mandated in the case of many government projects.
  • Unlocking the Secrets of the Semicolon

    Dec 10, 2013
    In all my years of writing and reviewing communications products I have found that there is no punctuation mark more confusing to most writers than the semicolon. Conventional wisdom seems to be to avoid its use altogether in favor of breaking up long clauses or phrases into shorter sentences—and that would be a mistake. The semicolon is uniquely qualified for performing a number of very specific and important syntactical tasks and omitting it altogether limits the ways a writer can create—and a reader can perceive—written language.