Blogs

The Gatekeepers How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency Author: Chris Whipple Often referred to as “the gatekeepers,” a President’s chief of staff has tremendous influence and responsibility. A chief of staff has the power to literally make or break an Administration. In “The Gatekeepers,” the author examines eight presidents and correlates…

By: Scott Major Senior Project Controls Specialist We’ve all heard the cliché of insanity being the practice of doing the same thing and expecting a different result. Though overused, it is often applicable and that is especially true in project management. How often have you been part of a team or an organization that has done…

Management Solutions President and Founder Misty Mayes was part of a panel discussion today on how the President’s new tax bill and other recent victories are finally Giving Women Entrepreneurs a Seat at the Table. Misty joined Eric Dailey from the National Veteran Small Business Coalition and Barbara Ashe from the Veteran Institute for Procurement…

We’re excited to announce that Dr. Nkem Okeke (O-kay-kay) has joined Management Solutions as Executive Vice President of Healthcare Solutions.  Dr. Okeke has extensive experience in the healthcare industry as a physician and in healthcare system operations, management consulting, program management and business development. For more than three years, Dr. Okeke has served at Johns…

How will the new tax bill impact you and your business? Management Solutions President and Founder Misty Mayes will be addressing how the new tax bill and other recent victories are finally Giving Women Entrepreneurs a Seat at the Table during next week’s National 8(a) Association’s 2018 Small Business Conference in Nashville. Mayes, whose company…

  A project manager’s primary responsibility is communication.  Keeping all the various pieces and who is responsible for them organized and current can be a PM’s greatest challenge.  Atlassian’s JIRA is emerging as a popular and flexible tool that gives PM’s control and insight into projects large and small.  JIRA can be used simply as…

As you take stock of your 2017 accomplishments and look to your 2018 objectives, you are doing much of what a project manager does when performing the Close Project phase of a project’s processes. What did we accomplish? At the end of the year, you might look back over the days, weeks, and months and…

Most communication experts now believe that almost 90% of what we say comes from nonverbal cues, which includes our body language. From a flip of the hair to hands on your hips, how you move, gesture, and make expressions can say as much as what comes out of your mouth. Body language is everything from…

As we close out the year, it’s a good time to look back at any lessons we can take with us into 2018. When people talk about lessons learned, they innately default to it being negative, but that’s not always the case. I like to do lessons learned across the board, for project and initiative closeouts….

In celebration of the holidays and Management Solutions’ 15th Anniversary, we created this video that features our award-winning team singing and dancing to the number one hits from 2002-2017. We hope you enjoy!