Patricia Stokes – On the move in the time of Corona

Hi Everyone!  Welcome to my home office in New Jersey.  Within the next month, after 28 years in New Jersey, we are making a move south to Chapel Hill, North Carolina to be near our grandchildren.  WFH is not something new to me as I have been remote for the last 10+ years, although the stack of moving boxes adds a new twist. 

My role as Requirements Analyst for the Benefits Appeals and Memorials Program (BAM) affords me…


Brian Wenzler’s Sunny DC Outlook

Hello from my home office in Washington, DC! As we hit the peak of summer, working from home has become routine again. It has helped that most of my previous projects over the six years I’ve been at MPS have been remote, which helped me to develop good remote work-from-home habits and stay focused on providing value to my clients. I definitely miss the in-person interaction with colleagues, but Microsoft Teams and socially-distanced, outdoor…


From Joe Pretko’s Poolside Office

Hey everybody, I hope you all are doing well out there. I’ve been with MPS for a little over seven months now, supporting the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Benefits Appeals and Memorials (BAM) portfolio as a Business Analyst. That means taking part in a bunch of business requirement building sessions, guiding the team in making sure the business requirements make sense and satisfy the business needs. I can say that the projects we’ve…


From Katerina Triantos’ Kitchen Office

Greetings from beautiful Rockville, MD! As we kick off Week 16 of WFH, I continue to provide consulting to our federal clients, with a focus on digital transformation and change management, while ramping up support for their transition to more virtual modern workplaces. Outside of client delivery, I’ve been giving training in Organizational Development, Change Management, and Modern Workplace to the apprentices in our Digital Transformation…


From Amanda Higley’s Maryland Getaway

Hi everyone, welcome to my office!  This is a different set-up from my client’s space in DC, with more room to support my various tasks. (This is my meeting set-up; I also have a “writing chair,” not pictured.)  My commute is a lot shorter – a short 30 second walk, who can beat that??  Beyond the walls of my workstation, I have an awesome and supportive husband who is somehow able to work around our 3-year old daughter, who…


Lawrence Guieb’s Virtual Virginia Life

Hey everyone, I hope all is well.  I’ve been with MPS almost a year. (July 1st will mark one year!)  The pandemic has forced me to transition many aspects of my life to a more virtual setting.  This includes remote work, virtual game night, and virtual happy hours.  I may not see my coworkers, friends, and family in person, but I see/hear from them even more.

I try to keep active, and limit my kitchen trips!  After work, I usually go on…