Enterprise Architecture: Is it Time to Invest, or Let it Go?

Since the 1960s, enterprise architecture (EA) has been the industry standard for strategizing an organization's IT resources and optimizing its assets. When the future looks bright, enterprise architectural planning (EAP) is one of the best models for ensuring that infrastructure is aligned in the direction of development and transformation for the continual success of a business. 

Businesses in the process of a merger or downsizing may wonder if this is really worth the expense: after all, enterprise architects aren't paid an average salary of $140,000 for no reason. Hardware is expensive and execution is time-consuming - not to mention that EA is an enterprise-wide effort requiring teams, collaboration, and extensive planning.  

When looking to cut expense, it’s not surprising that organizations start here. But should they? 

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SAMS CORE: How We Approach Client Success

Since 2008 when we were founded, and since entering the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development program in 2010, Strategy Management Services Inc. (SAMS) has come a long way. With guidance from industry insiders like our founder Staci Redmon, SAMS has deftly navigated the competitive federal marketplace, winning clients like the Department of Defense (DoD), U.S. Navy and General Services Administration (GSA).

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Strategy and Management Services, Inc. Named Minority Veteran Business Enterprise of the Year by NaVOBA

SPRINGFIELD, VA, October 30, 2018 – On October 15, 2018 Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS) was named the Minority Veteran Business Enterprise of the Year by the National Veteran Owned Business Association (NaVOBA). This award is reserved for companies that are at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by minority U.S. military veterans.

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MWAA and Georgetown Celebrate ‘Small Business University’ Inaugural Cohort Graduation

SAMS’ President and CEO, Staci L. Redmon, receives Project 500 Executive Certificate from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business

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Redmon’s Rule #139 – Focus on Solutions

Making excuses benefits no one. Neither does dwelling on past mistakes, passing blame, and wasting precious time by focusing on a problem. Transform your mistakes into a learning process so you can prevent them from recurring. Simply accept responsibility, provide solutions, and redirect the business towards achieving its overall goals.

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Redmon’s Rule #138 – Celebrate the Everyday Leaders

A leader has become something that we strive to be instead of accepting that we already are. We celebrate accomplishments that few people can achieve, rather than celebrating the everyday actions that positively influence the lives of others.

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2018 NaVOBA Women Veteran’s Business Enterprise of the Year Recipients Announced

SAMS’ President and CEO Staci L. Redmon Speaks as Guest of Honor

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Redmon's Rule #137 - Reduce the Distance of Remote Teams

Remote teams require emotionally intelligent, agile leaders who understand the impact of both physical and psychological distance. Distributed employees are faced with communication challenges unfamiliar - and quickly forgotten - by their local counterparts.

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Redmon's Rule #136- Avoid Analysis Paralysis

It’s easy to think that one more click or brainstorming session will provide the “Aha!” moment you seek. Unfortunately, you’re more likely to end up with analysis paralysis and risk missed opportunities.

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Redmon's Rule #135 - Walk Around

Management by Walking Around (MBWA) has been practiced for centuries - and for a good reason. It works!

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