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Check. Double check.

Thanks to JWS Consultant Lora Ollom for today’s blog. I recently learned from a client that a proposal letter I thought they mailed was never submitted. It turns out the client thought I was handling the mailing, which typically is something I do not do. The client was not new, but the person I was […]

Measuring Performance at OMB—What’s t...

Performance measurement is a term used abundantly in grant circles to primarily discuss assessment of a grantee’s programs. Federal agencies and other grantors are focused on evaluation and assessment as a means to distinguish high risk grantees (i.e. those without strong internal controls or evaluation process) vs. those who are low risk grantees (i.e. those […]

OMB – Why three little letters mean s...

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) SUPER CIRCULAR A-50! I know you must be wondering to yourselves, what is the “Super Circular,” and why are we writing about it? While this Super Circular does not have super powers (contrary to what some might think) it carries a […]

Iron Triangle: Harsh Reality or Excu...

If you’ve worked in project management of any kind, you’ve probably dreamed of actually saying to someone, “You can have it good, you can have it fast, or you can have it cheap. Pick two because you can’t have all three.” The first time I heard this phrase I thought it was some kind of […]

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