“Protect This House” by Melissa Farzin

Rules of engagement – we all have them, but we normally don’t take the time to write them down. As my sister was getting ready to graduate from college, I had accumulated almost five years of professional work experience, and was contemplating an appropriate graduation gift– something meaningful, useful, and personal. I thought back to my own transition from academia to what they call the “real world,” and quickly found myself…

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EMS (Execution Management Service) Takes MPS Consultants to the Next Level

Business Process Improvement. Business Development and Capture Management. Customer Service. PMO Effectiveness. ACCLAIM Model. These are just some of the courses we are offering to MPS consultants as part of our new Execution Management Service (EMS) program. Geared to honing the hard and soft skills of MPS consultants, the EMS curriculum of MPS core competencies builds workforce readiness and resilience by enhancing our consultants’…

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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…

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MPS HR Director gives Keynote at Mediation Training Institute (MTI) Annual Conference

MPS’ HR Director, Andrew MacDonald, SHRM-SCP, recently returned from St. Petersburg, FL, where he was a keynote speaker at the 17th annual Conflict Resolution & Mediation Conference, hosted by the Mediation Training Institute at Eckerd College.  

This year’s conference,
“Elevate the Conversation,” was attended by an international audience of lawyers,
HR professionals, coaches, mediators and leaders from the World Bank,…

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PM Point of View® to Feature Highlights from the 2018 Project Management Symposium: Turning Knowledge into Practice

MPS President, Kendall Lott, was wearing his podcast hat recently, when he attended the annual Project Management Symposium, hosted by the University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence. With him was a team of M Powered Strategies consultants and PMP®s, armed with audio recorders. While Kendall conducted “man on the street” interviews with speakers and attendees at the symposium, his team fanned out to record three key…

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What is Vendor Engagement?

In big-volume acquisitions, procurement is fraught with challenges. If you are the buyer, you want to be as knowledgeable as possible. That’s why vendor engagement is key. The more knowledgeable the buyer, the better the deal. Category Management, a systematic and disciplined approach to procurement that was originally developed for the packaging industry, has been adopted by Federal Government agencies.  In Category Management, buyer and…

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