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April 27, 2017

Harkcon, Inc. wins the strategically sourced Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Program Management Administrative, Clerical and Technical Services (PACTS II) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Vehicle in Functional Category 1. PACTS II is a DHS service disabled veteran owned small business (SDVOSB) set aside contract vehicle providing DHS Components with management, administrative, operations, and technical support services. Harkcon leads an impressive team of large and small businesses as well as other SDVOSBs on this five year indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract. The Harkcon Team is already providing these same services in both the public and private sector, helping clients with strategic planning, program assessment, program and project management, logistics support, contingency planning, resource management, change management, acquisition support, engineering services, environmental, technical, and other scientific consulting services, and risk assessment.

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April 12, 2017

By John Knox | Harkcon’s Senior Program Manager

In my January blog post entitled “How to tell the difference between Programs and Projects"

(http://harkcon.blogspot.com/2017/01/how-to-tell-difference-between-programs.html), we discussed the differences between programs versus projects.  Recall the program manager has a broad, strategic view of the entire program and all projects within it, while the project manager is specifically focused on the outcomes of a particular project.  

We will now focus on some key competencies for effective program management.  These are derived from the Levin-Ward Program Management Competency Model, which consists of six performance competencies and eight personal competencies.

Program Management Performance Competencies (derived source: Levin-Ward PgM Competency Model)

The following process focused program management competencies align with the 

PMBOK® Guide

Defining the Program – An effective program manager ensures the program objectives are a...

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