Streamlining The Facility Management Function

Facility management operates best when it is as optimized and streamlined as possible. Because facility management impacts every level of an organization's operations, the better the facility management is, the easier it is for the business itself. But streamlining facility management is easier said than done: it requires a thorough analysis of the facility's operations and often the care and attention of third-party consultancy services.

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Rule #75 - How to Handle a Changing Team

The business world is constantly changing. There’s nothing easy about losing a valuable team member, and consequently training a replacement, but there are ways to make the process less painful, and manage a changing team.

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Systems Engineers and Technical Assistance vs. Program Management

What are the key differences between Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) and Program Management? It's largely an issue of scale. Some organizations may need complete SETA services; other organizations may need to focus on either their program or their project management. Both SETA and Program Management will provide analysis, metrics, and support for better productivity and efficiency throughout an organization, but SETA will be more encompassing.

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Rule #74 - Looking to Team

In the world of contracting, opportunities arise that may not exactly fall within your capabilities. Once that happens, you will more than likely consider teaming with another company that might have the qualifications to help you win.

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Developing and Improving Goals for Your Team

Team building and development is intrinsic to successful facility operations and management. Part of team building is developing and improving upon the goals that you set for your team. Facilities need to be constantly maintained and optimized if they are to offer the best in efficiency and cost-effectiveness. By getting your entire team on board, you'll be able to improve these metrics.

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Rule #73 - It’s Not Who You Know

We’ve all heard the old adage: “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”

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Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS) Awarded JUPITR Contract

SPRINGFIELD, VA, January 26, 2017 – Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS) has been awarded a one year contract with two option years to provide support for the Operational Manager, Joint United States Forces Korea (USFK) Portal and Integrated Threat Recognition (JUPITR) Systems. JUPITR provides USFK with an integrated surveillance, collaboration and information sharing capability for information relating to biological threats. The Joint Program Executive Office-Chemical Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD) initiated the JUPITR Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD) to demonstrate, transition and transfer the best operating concepts and technology solutions to counter biological threats. A successful operational demonstration in June 2015 conducted in the Republic of Korea (ROK) led to such capabilities to be provided to locations in the ROK as identified by the USFK. SAMS has been providing such support under contract to the Operational Manager, JPEO-CBD, since 2013.

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Understanding Smart Buildings

Saving money, increasing comfort, and improving property values: these are all things that can be achieved through a smart, automated building. But a "smart" system can mean many things and actually integrating a smart system into an existing infrastructure can appear to be overwhelming. The coming years will undoubtedly see an increase in smart buildings, and everyone from business owners to building managers will need to understand not only the technology behind it but also its numerous benefits.

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Understanding the Collaborative Needs of a Business

How well does your business collaborate? If it's like most businesses, there's always some room for improvement. Collaboration requires discipline, training, and structure. Most importantly, it has to be an intrinsic part of company culture, starting with those at the very top. Without mindful planning, collaboration becomes muddled and messy, and ultimately ends up creating more problems than it solves. So how can you address the collaborative needs of your organization?

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Strategy and Management Services Inc. (SAMS) a Best Run Company

SPRINGFIELD, VA, Jan. 17, 2017 – Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS) has been honored as a top business by being featured in SmartCEO’s Best-Run Book. The book includes a compilation of stories and strategies from the best-run companies in the Mid-Atlantic region regarding how leadership teams have managed and perfected their strategic vision, quick growth, leadership development, customer-service mindset and nurtured top corporate cultures. SAMS’ inclusion in the Best-Run book reflects their consistent growth, ability to lead the industry, and the lasting value they’ve created for the community.

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