Applying Agile Methodologies to Acquisition Support – The Benefits (Part II)

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A new trend in acquisition – applying the modular method of “Agile” software development using daily meetings and lessons learned – is more productive than acquisition support done the “old way” because it utilizes necessary resources when and where they are required. Agile methodology applied to acquisition support is an increasingly preferred technique among Government […]

Applying Agile Methodologies to Acquisition Support – The Basics

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Increasingly in today’s economic climate, Agile methodologies are the answer to the Government’s constant search for ways to do more with less. In its July 2012 report, “Effective Practices and Federal Challenges in Applying Agile Methods,” the Government Accountability Office (GAO) recognized that a growing number of federal agencies are using Agile techniques to develop […]

The Effect of Quality Control on Customer Satisfaction – Part II

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As customers we expect high quality.  It’s an expectation we should all keep in mind when the tables are turned and we’re providing a product or service.  High quality equals higher customer satisfaction and a greater chance of continued partnership. In Part I of my blog on Effective Quality Control to Support Your Customer, I […]

Effective Quality Control to Support Your Customer

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When you decide to purchase a certain product or pay for a needed service, it is your expectation that you will receive something of value and of good quality.    When quality is not up to par, think about how it makes you feel.  I have been places where my first visit was my last due […]