From Outputs to Outcomes: Measuring the Value of Public Sector IT Investments

by J Kendall Lott

Federal government agencies make significant IT investments to modernize and increase capabilities, but too often they are left frustrated—”You built what I asked for, but not what I need”—when end users avoid using the new system or software. In addition, government agencies have a responsibility—and added pressure— to ensure that their investments provide an intangible benefit to society and citizens. But when…


MPS Develops PMP Bootcamp

By Maggie Harney

Project management is a capability of M Powered Strategies (MPS) where many of our consultants possess expertise that they apply in the federal consulting and IT spaces. The Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification involves intensive studying and preparation for a four-hour-long exam containing 180 questions.

The Project Management Institute notes, “PMP certification validates that…


Everyday Project Planning: A Note-Card Size Guide for Success

By Felicity Noël Keeley, PMP

This article is written for early career professionals in disciplines other than project management, as well as new, beginner, or intermediate practitioners of project management. Advanced practitioners in any discipline can benefit from reading with a beginner’s mindset. Read time: 5 minutes

According to the Project Management Body of Knowledge 6th edition, “The project management plan defines how the…