White Papers

Our employees are subject matter experts (SMEs) in their fields and often lead the way for innovations. Here we house some of their outstanding thought leadership. The following documents are available for download.

 

The Importance of Mentoring – Eric Perlstein

When I graduated college, one of the best insights my father ever provided me was to have a mentor throughout my professional development, but I did not take the time to appreciate his guidance. However, it did resonate with me and I have found myself remembering his advice often.I have learned that a mentoring relationship is a win-win for all involved: The employee who seeks a mentor and the mentor and organization that employ the pair. Here I will discuss why mentoring makes business sense, how to find mentoring, benefits from mentoring, and succeeding with mentoring.

DCMA 14-Point Assessment for Project Schedule Health – Brandon Bogle

While evaluating the schedule quality, during both planning and monitoring & controlling, it is important to make
assessments from a qualitative and a quantitative perspective. A quantitative assessment of schedule quality is based
on measurable criteria rooted in industry-defined scheduling best practices. To that end, the Defense Contract
Management Agency (DCMA) developed a set of health checks and guidelines collectively known as the DCMA
14-Point Assessment. These are not necessarily hard and fast rules, but more indicators of potential problem areas
where a deeper schedule analysis may be necessary. Here, we will examine each of the 14 points and why they are
critical for a healthy project schedule

How to Use Project Monitoring for Maximum Impact – Jonathan Porter

I love sailing. Being on the water. The fresh air. The comradery of working together with your friends against the
elements. However, to get to where you want to go, you don’t just set your sails, sit back, and do nothing. The wind
will blow you wherever it wants. No, you have to continually adjust the tiller for the proper heading, ease out or
sheet in your sails, and plan for when you have to cross the wind to get a better angle on your destination. Project
monitoring and control is no different.