By John Knox | Harkcon's Senior Program Manager There are many resources available on this topic with the gold standard being PMI’s Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Fifth Edition, better known as the PMBOK® Guide. The PMBOK® Guide makes direct reference to five Project Management Process Groups: Initiating Process Group Planning Process Group Executing Process Group Monitoring and Controlling Process Group Closing Process Group These Process Groups are seque
By John Rutherford | Harkcon's Facility Security Officer The first step to doing work for the Federal Government is to complete the necessary GSA registration and other basic administrative work. Once this is done, finding opportunities, submitting proposals, and winning government business is a much more defined path than winning business in the private sector. However, if a company is interested in doing cleared work with the Federal Government, it must complete another ste
By Kristin Ghanem | Harkcon's Contract Manager
Contracts are the lifeblood of your company. They are how you earn money, predict future revenue, and create professional relationships. In all businesses, especially government contracting, it is important to have an organized and easy to understand system for maintaining contract documents that allows you to quickly find the information that you need. Read below for three easy tips to create a system that works for you. 1.
By Jen Emswiler | Harkcon’s Program Control Analyst As our business began to grow we realized that we needed a more mature program control system for managing, monitoring, and controlling projects. We started by assessing our current needs, as well as our future needs, and began our search. To our dismay we ran into several obstacles and found that many management systems: Were too expensive – even the more affordable systems quickly became expensive when we needed to tailor