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  • Accounting

    Incurred Cost Submissions: What does DCAA look for?

    Jul 25, 2013
    The year is over, books are closed, tax data has been sent to the CPA and you’re ready to start a new year. That’s when you receive the letter from DCAA reminding you Incurred Cost is due in less than six months. What does DCAA want from your incurred cost proposal other than for you to slice, dice and reconcile your annual costs on more schedules than you’ve ever seen in your life?
  • Raised hands

    Practice Effective Teaming To Avoid Being Sidelined

    Jul 24, 2013
    As adults, these same qualities comprise effective teaming, except, perhaps, for athletic skill, which now is called technical or professional competency. In the workplace, most high-functioning teams exhibit six essential characteristics, which equally contribute to the team’s overall success.
  • Open Filing Cabinet Drawer

    What is “A-11”?

    Jul 23, 2013
    “A-11” is a term generally associated with the Capital Planning and Investment Control processes as the standing government guidance. This “A-11” document is updated yearly by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to reflect updated laws, regulations, policies, and new management initiatives. “A-11” is a shortened phrase for OMB Circular Number A-11: Planning, Budgeting, and Acquisition of Capital Assets.
  • PMP Certification

    How Do I Become PMP Certified?

    Jul 18, 2013
    Certification is achieved through successful completion of the PMP exam, which consists of multiple choice questions from the six performance domains of the PMP Examination Specification. These cover material from initiation, planning, and execution of the project, through monitoring and controlling it, to closing the project, as well as professional and social responsibility associated with project management.
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    Automation vs. Manual Entry for the Financial Reporting Process

    Jul 17, 2013
    Many times in government contracting we are required to submit additional financial reporting that accompanies our monthly invoice. This financial reporting can range from providing a few additional pieces of information to completing a complex Excel document that takes several days to prepare and requires many hours of manual input. As the hours of manual entry increases so does the likelihood that human error will find its way into your financial report.
  • growth chart

    How can I use organizational planning principles to facilitate growth for consortium operations?

    Jul 16, 2013
    The need to plan for growth can be a great strategic opportunity, an occasion to rethink and tweak the organization from top to bottom that comes with a built-in reason for stakeholders to buy in. A few principles make it easier to think effectively about optimizing for growth.
  • software quality assurance

    What is the Difference Between SQA and IV&V/V&V?

    Jul 11, 2013
    Over the course of ten plus years working in the field of software IV&V/V&V, there have been too many occasions to count where my and colleague’s work has been incorrectly classified as nothing more than SQA.
  • Super Intern

    Four Ways to Improve Your Corporate Internship Program

    Jul 10, 2013
    Internships are supposed to be mutually beneficial relationships between the intern and the company that employees them. In order for this to occur, the internship program must be progressive, changing and evolving each year. Improving on seemingly small things can make a big difference for your program and for your interns.
  • Project Success

    Is a Project Charter Important and Do I Even Need One?

    Jul 09, 2013
    Compared to a lot of other documents developed when planning a project, like a Project Management Plan, Cost Benefit Analysis, or Risk Management Plan, the Project Charter seems small. Just based on size, many Project Managers see it as an afterthought and think their time could be better spent on other tasks. But, this little document packs a powerful punch, and is actually the most important of all the documents needed for a project.
  • What is a Science and Technology Integrated Priority List?

    Jul 04, 2013
    In the world of the Department of Defense the acronym STIPL – pronounced [stipp’l] – stands for “Science and Technology Integrated Priority List (IPL).” It applies to the prioritized statements of operational issues, with corresponding Science and Technology (S&T) needs and efforts, compiled by Combatant Commands (COCOMs).