SMA Associate Spotlight: Robert Scott

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Robert Scott, an SMA Associate who is an Executive Advisor on contract management, acquisition planning, and strategic capture has the spotlight this week.

Heroes

Not All Heroes Wear Capes!

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At SMA you can trust our heroes to rescue you and provide the resources needed to rescue you when you have been failed by others.

Peter F. Drucker's Vision Realized

Peter F. Drucker’s Vision Realized

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Our 30 September Global Town Hall explored recent trends for knowledge workers and their implications for managing a professional services business using the management principles of Peter F. Drucker.

Prospective Lessons Learned PL2

Hindsight in Advance

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Don’t wait until you lose! Our Prospective Lessons Learned (PL2)™ generates pro­spective insights, identifies the different ways an opportunity might evolve, and provides a structured ap­proach to shaping the opportunity towards your preferred pathway

Windows Apps

Wordman’s Must Have Windows Apps

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What apps do you always download to a new Windows computer? Wordman (aka Dick Eassom, CF APMP Fellow, our Vice President of Corporate Support), describes his top three “must have” apps, and one that sparked this article.

Microsoft Word Color Themes

Microsoft Word: Color Themes

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Wordman (aka Dick Eassom, CF APMP Fellow, our Vice President for Corporate Support) shows you how to create a Microsoft Office color theme that reflects your corporate branding, and how to distribute it to your team

Wordman Microsoft Word Diacritics

Microsoft Word: Diacritics

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Need to insert a character with an accent into your Word document? Wordman (aka Dick Eassom, CF APMP Fellow, our Vice President of Corporate Support), shows you Word’s existing shortcuts and how to set up your own

Dummy Text

Microsoft Word: Dummy Text

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If you want people to see how your new Word template will look with text, you’ll need some easily-insertable dummy text. Wordman (aka Dick Eassom, CF APMP Fellow, our Vice President of Corporate Support), shows you how to do it

Father's Day

Family Circus, Father’s Day, and Coping with a New Normal

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The COVID-19 pandemic has and continues to impose work and lifestyle changes referred to as the “new normal”. One associated change for many has been to redefine work/life balance, part of which is readjusting how we approach our family relationships. by Danny Long For many, coping with the changes can be daunting, and relying on family helps. It reminds me …

Deltek Cobra

Deltek Cobra Earned Value by Budget Method

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The calculation of Earned Value (EV), or performance, is central to Deltek Cobra. EV is always measured at the work package level in Cobra, and the nature of the calculation depends on the Earned Value Technique (EVT) that is used by the work package. by Alan Kristynik, PMP Additionally, Cobra provides a project option that lets you choose to calculate …