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VA delivering 9 out of 10 IT projects on time

In the Department of Veterans Affairs, it took two years and a big culture change to raise the rate of on-time deliveries of IT projects from below 30 percent to just shy of 90 percent. But according to VA's CIO, those changes amount to his department giving itself its own budget increase.

Tags: VA , CIO , technology , project management , PMAS , Roger Baker , IT efficiency , Jared Serbu

Monday - 11/28/2011, 05:36am EST
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GAO highlights 9 critical success factors for IT projects

A new report details how seven technology projects worth $5 billion found success. Auditors found program manager and user engagement is the one every initiative had in common.

Tags: technology , acquisition , contracting , project management , GAO , OMB , 25-point IT reform plan , best practices , Susan Collins , Tom Carper , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Information Technology Investment Management Act of 2011 , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 02:39pm EST
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VA solves project management woes through competency models

The agency puts employees in pools based on their expertise, and then the employees move from project to project based on the needs of that program. VA now is working on 60 percent more projects than under the previous approach.
November 10, 2011(Encore presentation December 22, 2011)

Tags: technology , Stephen Warren , Veterans Administration , project management , PMAS , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 07:02pm EST
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VA puts 45 IT projects on hold

All programs are either over budget or off schedule. Agency plans to reevaluate before deciding to continue.

Tags: technology , Gen. Eric Shinseki , Roger Baker , Vivek Kundra , VA , OMB , IT Dashboard , project management , Jason Miller , Dorothy Ramienski

Friday - 07/17/2009, 02:51pm EDT
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DHS slows pace to add more oversight

Homeland Security will slow down, possibly stopping, some projects to make sure they are on target. DHS also applying increasing attention to EAGLE follow-on contracts, and reviewing whether the Department has the right mix of federal employees and contractors.

Tags: contracting , technology , Soraya Correa , Richard Spires , DHS , VA , CIS , EAGLE , small business , project management , acquisition workforce , insourcing

Thursday - 12/03/2009, 06:54am EST
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Your project can be five days from success

How to build a system for project success.

Tags: mngt , project management , Clint Padgett , Project Success Method: A Proven Approach for Achi

Wednesday - 11/04/2009, 10:37am EST
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How to keep projects on track

Bill Damare, Vice President of Government Markets for ESI International, joined Francis Rose for the Industry Chatter series to discuss how agencies can keep projects on track.

Tags: Bill Damaré , ESI International , project management , Francis Rose , In Depth , Industry Chatter

Thursday - 10/28/2010, 07:11pm EDT
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OMB, OPM turn to former CIOs for help

Former federal technology officials and industry experts offered ideas and suggestions on how to make project management its own career series in the government. OMB and OPM were collecting ideas from several former, long-time agency officials.

Tags: technology , pay and benefits , Vivek Kundra , Charles Grimes , OMB , OPM , TechAmerica , IAC , project management , IT reform plan , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/28/2011, 06:03pm EST

OMB course corrects 16 IT projects

The administration said its review of 16 of the 26 high-risk technology programs led to one termination, eight programs are scaled back and seven projects have accelerated delivery timetables. OMB said agencies saved or avoided spending $1.3 billion over the life of these 16 projects.

Tags: technology , Jeff Zients , Vivek Kundra , OMB , DHS , Interior , USDA , NARA , high-risk projects , project management , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 07:41am EST
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