Deidre Tompkins Joins Impact Makers as a Senior Consultant

Impact Makers is pleased to welcome Deidre Tompkins as a Senior Consultant. Deidre is an Information Technology Management Consultant with more than 20 years of experience across financial services, banking, insurance, healthcare, and government. Her career has focused on program and project management, IT security, risk management, auditing, coaching, and employee development. She has successfully […]

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Virginia Agency Press Release

 By leveraging Impact Makers’ project delivery expertise and [the client’s] software development capability, the team successfully met aggressive deadlines and avoided the challenges of inheriting a solution built completely by outside resources. Impact Makers managed project delivery and oversaw internal resources, as well as introduced Kanban and Scrum methodologies to the agency team, making [the […]

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Governing Magazine Article

Kanban has led to workflow efficiency improvements for both the Virginia Department of Corrections Technology Services Agency and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Information Services agency… IT staff at the corrections agency started using Kanban earlier this year and quickly found success. The group lowered the time it takes to generate custom reports […]

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Family Lifeline Letter of Appreciation

Impact Makers’ generosity with regard to their resources and expertise continues to make a real difference for Family Lifeline. We are grateful for their partnership and dedication to this organization, and especially for the impact they have on the families and individual served by our staff and volunteers daily. Amy L. Strite, MSW, LCSW Family Lifeline […]

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George Givens Joins Impact Makers as Lead Consultant

Impact Makers is pleased to welcome George Givens as a Lead Consultant. George is a results-driven senior executive with a successful track record of delivering high profile, mission critical PeopleSoft and Oracle ERP business projects. His key strengths include building and managing large IT and business operations and staff, delivering strategic projects on time and […]

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Surprise! The Scope of this Project Isn’t What You Thought

by Doug Couvillion, former Impact Makers’ consultant When I first began meeting with the project team, things seemed to be going well.  The project had been in progress for several months and was previously managed by the technical team.  My assignment was to provide the project sponsor with more insight into what was happening and […]

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How to Identify Assumptions

by Doug Couvillion, former Impact Makers’ consultant Introduction As we move about our day we constantly face unknowns.  To get past these uncertainties we make assumptions.  The assumptions we consciously make are usually not so dangerous because we are well aware of them.  It is the assumptions we don’t recognize that most often get us […]

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The Power of Work Breakdown Structures

by Doug Couvillion, former Impact Makers’ consultant Introduction A Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is a simple, tool used to quickly and concisely define the activities required to complete a project.  Used properly a WBS can be a very power.  It is well suited to group collaboration and helps ensure all activities needed to complete a […]

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How to Identify Assumptions

by Doug Couvillion, former Impact Makers’ consultant Introduction As we move about our day we constantly face unknowns.  To get past these uncertainties we make assumptions.  The assumptions we consciously make are usually not so dangerous because we are well aware of them.  It is the assumptions we don’t recognize that most often get us […]

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