What constitutes Quality? In “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,” the hero’s quest for the meaning of Quality leads to madness. If you google Quality, you might find something like “…the non-inferiority or superiority of something; it’s also defined as being suitable for its intended purpose while satisfying customer expectations.” That’s Wikipedia. According to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO),…+
This is the third in a series of videos produced by Final Milestone Productions of MPS, about Category Management – a procurement process that leads to lower costs and improved quality. Learn about the role of the Category Plan from one of the founders of Category Management, Gordon Wade.
Final Milestone Productions, a subsidiary of M Powered Strategies, proudly presents the second in a series of short videos about Category Management. Here, Gordon Wade, one of the founders of Category Management, describes the seven-step process.+
MPS’s Quality Management System (QMS) was recently certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) – internationally recognized as the gold standard for quality management. ISO-9001-2008 certification means that MPS maintains a QMS that adheres to the best practices as prescribed by ISO.
The requirements for ISO certification are stringent, and the process arduous, culminating in an intense 3-day audit. According to…+
M Powered Strategies was awarded a contract for the General Service Administration’s (GSA) IT Schedule 70, also known as “IT-70”. IT-70 provides federal, state, and local customer agencies with the tools and expertise needed to shorten procurement cycles, ensure compliance, and obtain the best value for innovative technology products, services, and solutions. MPS is one of the newest of the 4,600 pre-vetted vendors that have access to bid…+
We are proud to share a story of successful change within the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Product Platform Management (PPM) office. The PPM team recently received the VA’s I CARE award for outstanding service to Veterans and impactful change within VA Information Technology. This team, led by Dr. Alan Constantian, developed a series of IT product planning documents that analyzed IT needs across the VA to describe the…+