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Want to figure out if your organization is broken? Look at the employees you hold up as heroes and why.
Leaders make policy with certain intentions, but will the workforce interpret it as intended? How can a leader help the workforce better understand the intent?
Even if you think you understand the other person and what they need, you may not know that you see the subject entirely differently and if you don’t know that, you won’t have a meeting of the minds.
Tired of swimming upstream in Acquisition? Fortunately, there’s another way to get there.
Sometimes the best mentor is from a generation born after yours. Even if you’re a well-known, well-respected mentor to younger generations, you can still learn from others in what some refer to as “reverse mentoring.”
We may all order from the same menu but different requirements mean different dishes or even different ways of eating the same dish. The same is true of using the six pathways of the Adaptive Acquisition Framework. We can focus specifically on the pathway to what we need instead of eating the dish that fits someone else’s diet better than ours.
There are many misconceptions organizations fall prey to as they move from traditional predictive project management practices to agile product delivery practices. Some of these misconceptions are: “We don’t need documentation, we’re agile!” “We can’t tell you what...
This new website demystifies DoD Acquisition and Contracting for Industry, especially for start-ups, small businesses, and non-traditional defense contractors who aren’t sure of what they’re getting into.
Collecting and listening to the real life experiences–user stories–can tell you the HOW and UNDER WHAT CONDITIONS you won’t find in regulations and help you to avoid mistakes you didn’t realize were possible.
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