Customers come with complex needs.  We help them
decipher the most efficient ways to attain their results.
CPM is designed to help Customers match their expectations to their results on time and on budget.

We maintain a consistently high level of professional care and responsibility in each project.  We want all of the work we touch to be of the highest quality, as we know our Customers would want nothing less.

Critical Success Factors
We recommend all project teams should categorically define and track the features and functions that must be achieved in the final delivery of the project.  We monitor these Critical Success Factors, or CSFs, in the categories of Critical, Important, and Nice-To-Have.  We identify these features in on-board discussions with key project stakeholders and use these guidelines throughout the project.

Personnel Training
Systems Engineering
PMP Project Management Certification
Information Technology Consulting & Strategic Analysis
Facility Security Officer & NISPOM Administration
High Level Security & Special Access Program Clearances
Technical Writing & "Power Users" in Microsoft Project

The Importance of Systems Engineering
Pages and pages of textbooks and doctoral theses have been written to describe Systems Engineering in all of its technical difficulty.  To put it simply, here is how we look at it:

Systems Engineering is the discipline to take time to think-through the project as a whole before starting any design or implementation tasks on a project.

It is the methodical approach to consider as many implications as possible, and account for them and accommodate them in the design of the project, to maximize its operating-efficiency, cost-efficiency, sustainability, and simplicity of design as much as possible.  Consider playing a game of chess and thinking ahead to move #50 before you take move #1.

In any design and implementation project, the point for “time-out for good ideas” will arrive in the design phase.  It is at that point where the team must have the discipline to stop any further changes.  Recognizing that all of the pieces work as part of the whole and are integrated into the entire system together, any further changes beyond that point can have larger repercussions echoing through the cohesive design and put one of the project’s CSFs at risk through an unforeseen ripple effect.

These CSFs are essential to track because they confirm expectations about what elements are deemed essential in the finished product, and where tradeoffs can be made along the way.  For example, some ideas will be just “important” or “nice-to-have” and the Owner may be able to do without them.  The essential requirements confirmed by the CSFs early-on in the design concepts phase are used to establish the common background of expectations that the Client and Implementation Team will share from the beginning to the completion.

Always be an Owner's Advocate.
Keep a Clarity of Purpose,
Consistency of Purpose,
+ a Consistency of Design.
Give 110% to our Projects,
+ Give Back to the Local Schools.