KeyLogic Blog

Learn more about the advances and expertise our KeyLogic team brings to their respective fields.

  • CMMI

    What does CMMI do for your contract?

    Aug 20, 2013
    KeyLogic was independently assessed at Maturity Level 3 for CMMI in Services in 2012. The Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) is a process improvement model developed by Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI) for the development of products and services. CMMI is recognized worldwide as one of the highest quality standards for benchmarking organizational processes.
  • Balanced Scorecard

    What is and Why use a Balanced Scorecard?

    Aug 15, 2013
    The Balanced Scorecard (BSC) is strategic performance management tool used to help establish and communicate an organization’s vision, mission and strategy to stakeholders and employees. It helps align day-to-day work/tasks to the overall business strategy of an organization. It is a business decision support tool which helps identify the organization’s most important business imperatives in support of the strategic goals of the company.
  • Global Solutions

    How difficult is it to implement government-funded technology demonstration projects in a developing country?

    Aug 14, 2013
    Some challenges are associated with implementing government-funded technology demonstration projects in a developing country. The demonstration of a new technology in a developing country is necessary to ascertain that the technology is appropriate and to determine if some adaptation is necessary for it to work. Such projects are usually funded under bilateral agreements between the United States and a developing country or funded by the Agency for International Development.
  • Renewable Energy

    What type of Measurement and Verification measures should I require for my energy-savings project?

    Aug 13, 2013
    Measurement and Verification (M&V) of savings is a procedure to document and confirm that the estimated or guaranteed savings are being realized by the newly installed equipment, systems or operational changes that a site has implemented as a part of their energy project. The appropriate method of M&V depends on what type of equipment or measures have been installed at any given facility.
  • Red Pen Edits

    Does Your Business Need a Copy Editor or a Technical Editor?

    Aug 08, 2013
    Good question. Dictionary.com defines a copy edit as one that’s done "for publication, esp. for punctuation, spelling, grammatical structure, style, etc.”. If you send your document to a copy editor, you can expect to get a ‘clean’ document back—he or she will make sure the commas are all in the right places, nothing is misspelled, and will fix all those pesky typos or misused forms of your and you’re. A copy editor knows when to capitalize titles, and the best of them will make minor changes to your text to help it flow better.
  • KeyLogic CPIC Process

    What role does Enterprise Architecture (EA) have within a Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) program?

    Aug 07, 2013
    CPIC program outputs assist in senior management making better decisions and the governance process by providing the process framework within which key portfolio selection (Select), monitoring (Control) and evaluation (Evaluate) decisions are made. It creates a process to evaluate investments and supports decision-making by providing objective metrics of the investment portfolio.
  • Solar Panel Upgrade

    What is an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC)?

    Aug 06, 2013
    An Energy Saving Performance Contract (ESPC) is a third-party financing mechanism that can enable building owners to fund energy-saving upgrades by leveraging utility (gas, electric, oil, water, etc.) savings from future utility bills and avoided operational expenses created by those same energy-saving upgrades.
  • COCOMS Map

    What is an Integrated Priority List?

    Aug 01, 2013
    The acronym IPL – pronounced [ipp’l] – stands for “Integrated Priority List (IPL).” It applies to the list of a Combatant Commander's highest priority requirements, prioritized across Service and functional lines, defining shortfalls in key programs that, in the judgment of the Combatant Commander, adversely affect the capability of the combatant commander's forces to accomplish their assigned mission.
  • Nail and hammer

    How Can I Leverage Lessons Learned on Future Projects?

    Jul 31, 2013
    Ah, project management “Groundhog Day.” We close a successful project, high-five all our project stakeholders, and wash our hands of it. Clean slate. We move on to the next effort and are for some reason surprised when we find ourselves back in the same spot repeating the same minor or even major project management errors again.
  • Corporate Presentation

    How to Contract with KeyLogic?

    Jul 30, 2013
    Fortunately, when a prospective client asks us ‘how can we get to you’, there are many possibilities (summarized here). KeyLogic holds several contracting vehicles, and is a subcontractor on several more. In addition, KeyLogic holds three GSA schedules (Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services , Information Technology, and Professional Engineering Services). We are classified as a small business on the latter two schedules.