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  • Excel Pivot Table

    Converting Data to Useful Information – A Basic Pivot Table “How To”

    Sep 11, 2013
    Has anyone ever handed you a spreadsheet of data and asked you to make sense of all the numbers? One of the more beneficial features within Excel is the pivot table. This function makes it possible to rearrange and summarize data into informative tables with a few clicks of your mouse.
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    What is Organizational Change Management?

    Sep 10, 2013
    Organizational Change Management is a set of disciplined processes used to help an organization successfully achieve change in their business processes or culture, which are designed to improve upon efficiency, effectiveness and productivity. These processes are centered on organizational structure, leadership, and staff development with consistent communication on how the coming change will affect the organization as well as the individual.
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    Practical Assurance Case Design

    Sep 05, 2013
    Assurance cases are a formalized means of presenting the case, or argument, for the truth of a proposition. Derived from legal documentation and safety case heritage, the assurance case is designed to provide a level of confidence in the veracity of the proposition, or claim. In the Assurance Case for IV&V Project Planning and Scoping project the assurance case is used to explore use of assurance cases in a simplified but realistic spacecraft IV&V project.
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    Risk Management Essentials

    Sep 04, 2013
    We have all heard the term “Risk” tossed around. Companies claim to reduce risk all the time, but many are using this as a marketing term and not really adopting comprehensive risk management processes. Good risk management is not an optional activity or a marketing term! Rather, risk management processes and techniques should be applied throughout a project lifecycle as well as to internal company processes and procedures.
  • Cost Estimating

    Best Practices in Contract Cost Estimating?

    Sep 03, 2013
    As you are deep in the process of developing a contract cost estimate, you may ask yourself what are the best practices in contract cost estimating. Here are a few of those practices that may help in the creation of your next estimate.
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    Professional Development: The Importance of a Strong Resume

    Aug 29, 2013
    Throughout our careers we have all likely worked with or known someone who was a great colleague and respected peer and yet looked terrible “on paper”. Conversely, we probably all know someone or have interviewed someone who seems to have expertise in just about everything and yet after you speak with (or if you are less lucky- directly work with) the person you walk away shaking your head since in reality the person has very little actual knowledge or expertise that the resume claims.
  • Seal of Certification

    No Certification Too Small

    Aug 28, 2013
    “It is what it is.” That’s a phrase we’ve all heard. However, when it comes to professional certifications that is simply not true. In the case of professional certifications, “It is what you make of it.”
  • Financial Assessment

    Which financial evaluation technique, NPV or IRR, is better to use when selecting the best project among a number of mutually exclusive projects, and why?

    Aug 27, 2013
    The process for selecting capital projects can require much thought and analysis. Many financial evaluation methods have been employed to determine whether to accept or reject a project. Choosing the correct method for ranking projects can be complicated when a choice must be made between mutually exclusive projects.
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    How to Write Effective Procedures for Businesses

    Aug 22, 2013
    A procedure is a document that outlines sequential steps that must be followed to complete a specific job or task. If you’ve ever put together a child’s bike, installed computer hardware, or even followed a recipe in the kitchen, you know how important clear instructions are to finishing a task correctly.
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    Federal RD&D Problems and How to Effectively Manage Them

    Aug 21, 2013
    Have you noticed that some federal project managers struggle with effectively managing Research, Design and Development (RD&D) projects? Being an effective project manager is tough enough, but here are two self-inflicted challenges.