Posts Tagged ‘program management’

IG Report Blames Rollout of Healthcare.gov on Lax Program Management

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

The Inspector General recently released a report which places responsibility for the dysfunctional rollout of the HealthCare.gov website on lack of oversight and program management of contractors by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The report also exposed concerning unethical behavior in the ways in which major contracts were awarded. Learn more about this report in today’s blog.

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Program management is especially important when overseeing contractors.

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Why Federal Agencies Should Entrust Program Management to Local Contractors

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

 Over the past decade, the movement to spend money locally has taken off. From locally grown produce to coffee that was roasted in your own neighborhood, consumers are becoming more and more concerned with ensuring that the money they spend benefits their community. While the Federal government has been a little slower to catch on, there are many reasons why government agencies should leave program management to local contractors. Read on to learn why Federal agencies should entrust their program management to local government contractors.

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Trusting program management to local contractors is a smart move.

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Effective Program Management from DHA

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

 

Program management is an essential component of the operations of both public and private agencies. From strategic planning and analyses to production of deliverables, program management covers every facet of an operation. As such, you need to design a program that meets the needs and goals of your organization.

 

DHA is highly experience in program design and management for both public and private organizations. Our services include not only program and project management, but also acquisition management, accounting, and performance of administrative tasks. Learn more below about how we can help you build the successful program you need to reach your goals.

 

Program and Project Management

 

Program management involves the synthesis of a large number of interests in order to create a unified and driving force to build a successful operation. This is no easy task, and requires a significant amount of time, resources, and dedication to achieve. Our services run the gamut from initial planning to deliverable review, earned value management reporting, and life cycle management. You can learn more about more specific program management topics in the following blogs.

 

Program governance

 

Program planning

 

Program management hierarchy

 

Program infrastructure

 

Program finances

 

Acquisition Management

 

Government contracts are a huge driver of growth across many sectors of the economy. DHA has the experience to help you navigate the complex sphere of federal acquisitions and bid on the contracts you need. And once you’ve been awarded those contracts, we continue to assist with post-contract management, including documenting vendor performance and tracking contract expenditures.

 

Accounting

 

A strong understanding of the federal accounting and budget policy is what DHA brings to the table. We provide everything from background research to execution of complex financial documents tailored for the needs of your organization. From OMB 300 documentation to voucher examiners, we can cover all of your accounting needs.

 

Administrative Tasks

 

Administrative tasks are an essential component of the everyday functions of an organization. While the big ideas may get all the attention, its the small administrative tasks that bring teams together to make them happen. From scheduling and correspondence to meeting minutes and travel arrangements, DHA can assist with all of your administrative needs.

 

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To learn more about our program management services, contact DHA today. An award-winning management consulting and contracting firm primarily serving federal, civilian and defense agencies, DHA group supports clients’ mission-critical work by delivering expert professional services. Follow us on social media on FacebookLinkedInTwitter or Google+.

 

How Program Management from DHA Creates Results

Friday, October 17th, 2014

 

Large-scale programs require a comprehensive approach to management that is geared towards results. Each component of program management, from program governance, to infrastructure and planning is essential in ensuring that the program meets its goals. DHA offers strategic program management for your operation designed to meet the goals of your organization. From federal agencies to civilian enterprises, program management is essential for the success of your operation.

 

Program Management from DHA

 

Our comprehensive program management services cover every facet of your program. From strategic planning and conceptualization, to cost benefit analyses, to acquisition planning and management and deliverables review, we use our extensive experience in project management to create the results you need. We provide:

 

-Strategic Planning

-Configuration Management

-Schedule

-Risk Management

-Budget

-Expenditure Tracking

-Requirements Definition and Analysis

-Market studies and analyses

-Cost benefit analyses

-Mission needs statements

-Concepts of operations

-Statements of work and objectives

-Detailed technical evaluations of methods and products

-Contract strategies and acquisition planning

-Deliverables review and earn

 

Learn More About Program Management

 

Learn more about program management in our blogs.

 

-Learn how program governance works to align the many interests of a program into a unified vision.

-Learn how to the hierarchy of program management works to ensure a strategic approach.

-Learn how the financial needs of a program are managed relative to the goal of the program.

-Learn how the complex parts of a program are incorporated into the program’s infrastructure.

-Learn how program planning builds the program from the ground up and refines it into a smooth running operation.

 

 

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An award-winning management consulting and contracting firm primarily serving federal, civilian and defense agencies, DHA group supports clients’ mission-critical work by delivering expert professional services. Follow us on social media on FacebookLinkedInTwitter or Google+.

How Program Planning Works

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

 

Program planning is the foundation of a solid program. Proper planning gives a program the best chance of success, delivery as anticipated, and meeting time requirements. The right amount of attention must be given to program planning in order for it to be viable. Investing time in program planning is an essential part of all program management strategies. Let’s take a look at the basic concept behind program planning and what it strives to achieve.

 

Program Planning

 

Individual Projects

 

Program planning begins with the planning of individual projects that comprise the program. This involves allocating and distributing resources, coming up with a time frame, and the other basic tenets of project planning. Because these projects each have a more narrowly defined focus, more micromanagement is necessary in this initial stage.

 

Bringing Projects Together

 

The second phase of planning involves bringing all of these individual projects together and making them a part of the program as a whole. Because the scopes of some projects may overlap, this usually involves a second round of planning for these projects in order to more efficiently integrate them into the program. As a result, resource allocation and schedules will necessarily have to be adjusted.

 

Program Planning

 

The third stage of program planning is essential to program success. This stage takes a more macro view of the projects, which now have been aligned to the goal of the program. It looks for any inconsistencies or areas where problems could potentially arise. It gives a holistic view of the program and how the various projects work together, and provides a easy to digest view of this for program managers.

 

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Program management hinges on the success of program plannig. To learn more about program planning and program management, contact DHA Group today. An award-winning management consulting and contracting firm primarily serving federal, civilian and defense agencies, DHA group supports clients’ mission-critical work by delivering expert professional services. Follow us on social media on FacebookLinkedInTwitter or Google+.

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http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rational/library/4751.html

 

The Role of Program Governance in Program Management

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

 

Program management is the practice of overseeing and executing multiple projects under one executive group. A successful program management enterprise stands to benefit the organization in a number of critical functions. Streamlining of operations, increasing efficiency, and strategic planning are just some of the many goals of program management. In order for these goals to be met, a well-organized system of governance must be in place. This system is responsible for overseeing all operations and defining the roles and responsibilities of all projects involved. In this way, program managers can create unity and cohesion that brings multiple units together so that they may work more efficiently and effectively towards the same overall of driving the growth and success of the operation.

 

Program governance one of the five aspects of program management that collectively comprise the whole concept. The structure of governance for program management versus project management is necessarily different, as the program’s overseers and executors must contend with multiple projects and determining how to align a range of different focuses and goals into a cohesive whole.

 

The Role of Program Governance in Program Management

 

The comparison between program and project management starts with the difference in their governing structures. Project management uses a traditional governing structure which, as it is geared towards a more narrow focus, is not as complex as program management. Project managers oversee operations and issue directions. Senior IT officials oversee the joining of technological and business goals of the project. Business sponsors oversee strategy and deliverables and their proper integration.

 

The more broad scope of program management necessitates a more complex governance. The scope of a program is so large that it has the potential to seriously impact an enterprise’s expenditures and way of conducting business. Essentially, program managers must be highly skilled and experienced with this kind of management. They must understand that the actions of the program’s governing body must be thoughtful and deliberate, as the future of the business will depend on its actions.

 

The body within the program governance that is responsible for aligning diverse interests and strategic directions is the steering committee. The actions of this body are overseen by an executive sponsor and the board of directors, to which it recommends courses of action and strategic planning. “Defining the role and decision-making powers of the steering committee is a significant part of the program governance effort and should be done with an eye toward facilitating rapid decisions and promoting a clear, unified direction.”

 

Program success hinges on the clear definition of roles, authority, decision making ability, and structure. Program governance is essential for these concepts to be delineated and actualized so that the program may reach its goals. To learn more about program governance and program management, contact DHA Group today. An award-winning management consulting and contracting firm primarily serving federal, civilian and defense agencies, DHA group supports clients’ mission-critical work by delivering expert professional services. Follow us on social media on FacebookLinkedInTwitter or Google+.

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http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rational/library/4751.html

 

Program and Project Management from DHA

Monday, July 14th, 2014

 

Program and project management are two essential components of the operations of agencies and enterprises in the public and private sectors. The goal of project management is to carry a project through from the early, conceptual stages through the end of its life. Program management occurs on a larger scale, with the goal of consolidating a number of projects together to form a cohesive whole with a unified goal.

 

Strategic Planning 

 

Configuration Management

 

Schedule

 

Risk Management

 

Budget

 

Expenditure Tracking

 

Requirements Definition and Analysis

 

Market studies and analyses

 

Cost benefit analyses

 

Mission needs statements

 

Concepts of operations

 

Statements of work and objectives

 

Detailed technical evaluations of methods and products

 

Contract strategies and acquisition planning

 

Deliverables review and earned value management reporting

 

Life cycle management

 

Acquisition Management

 

Acquisition of government contracts is a major goal of private sector businesses. Our experience in federal contract acquisition will help your business acquire and retain the contracts you need. Learn more in our blog.

 

Accounting

 

Complying with Federal accounting and budget policy can be confusing to say the least. While it is mandated, spending too much time on accounting and documentation can be a drain on internal resources. DHA can assist with preparation of important financial documents to ensure you meet Federal requirements, and free up your own resources for other tasks. We offer:

 

Balance Sheets

 

Accounting Statements

 

OMB 300 Documentation

 

Auditing Services

 

Voucher Examiners

 

Budget Analysts

 

Payroll Clerks

 

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About DHA Group, Inc.

DHA Group, Inc., headquartered in Washington, D.C., is an award-winning management consulting and contracting firm primarily serving federal civilian and defense agencies. DHA Group supports clients’ mission-critical work by delivering expert professional services. Since DHA Group’s 1994 founding, our ability to improve productivity, cost effectiveness and efficiency has contributed to significant corporate growth and earned us a reputation for quality, value and excellence. For more information about What Are the Benefits of Consulting Services from DHA?, please visit us atwww.dha-inc.com or call 202-347-9865, or join the conversation on FacebookLinkedInTwitter or Google+.

 

Program Management Services

Friday, May 9th, 2014

 

For all of your program management needs, DHA offers a solution that will fit whatever requirements you have. From program and project management, to acquisition management, accounting and budget management, and administrative services, we can ensure that your program runs as efficiently as possible.

 

Program Management

 

Our experience managing programs of all sizes means we have the knowledge to successfully work with every aspect of your program. This includes strategic planning and risk management, market studies and analyses, and long term planning such as life cycle management, as a brief sampling of our program management services.

 

Acquisition Management

 

Acquiring government contracts is what takes many businesses to the next level. We have help you in all phases of Federal acquisitions, from intial planning to drafting contract correspondence, to the acquisition itself.

 

Accounting

 

Federal accounting and budget policy is an intensive and ongoing process. We execute your program’s accounting and budget requirements by performing extensive research and crafting financial statements that keep everything moving. From auditing to payroll, we have it covered.

 

Administrative

 

Administrative tasks may seem small and insignificant when compared with overarching program goals, but they are critical to the success of any program. From minutes and schedules to travel arrangements, we sweat the small stuff so you don’t have to.

 

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About DHA Group, Inc.

 

DHA Group, Inc., headquartered in Washington, D.C., is an award-winning management consulting and contracting firm primarily serving federal civilian and defense agencies. DHA Group supports clients’ mission-critical work by delivering expert professional services. Since DHA Group’s 1994 founding, our ability to improve productivity, cost effectiveness and efficiency has contributed to significant corporate growth and earned us a reputation for quality, value and excellence. For more information about Program Management Services, please visit us atwww.dha-inc.com or call 202-347-9865, or join the conversation on FacebookLinkedInTwitter or Google+.