Exhibit 300 Survival
(c) 2006 by the P2C2 Group, Inc.
This Survival Guide
is for the busy Federal season of preparing information technology
business cases, which are submitted as Exhibit 300s for management and
budget reviews. The Survival Guide links to our newsletter articles and
other materials prepared over the past several years, and we hope you
will find the "Quick Links" useful during the coming months.
P2C2 Group helps organizations implement smarter solutions for
information technology management and capital investment. Our
work covers the full life cycle: strategic planning,
development of new business cases, portfolio management, and
evaluation. We have years of experience in supporting new initiatives,
including preparation of Exhibit 300s and all supporting documentation
and financial models. Our experience includes coaching, training,
and business case review functions as well. More information
about smarter services and solutions is available from Jim Kendrick, president.
OMB Is Changing the
OUR FIRST LOOK AT THE NEW FORMAT
Scores Exhibit 300s
Funding for federal information technology (IT) projects is becoming
increasingly competitive as more and more departments and agencies face
a tightening U.S. budget. Major IT projects, especially new
initiatives, must score well when OMB evaluates the Exhibit 300
Business Cases that support project investments. Read article ...
Quick Solutions for Agency-Wide Exhibit 300
Summer was once the season for preparing Exhibit 300 business cases for
justifying IT investments to the Office of Management and Budgets
(OMB), but this year the startup activity is already underway in many
agencies. Read article ...
How to Build a Business Case
Here are some steps for making the case to OMB for funding for a
"ground zero" project, from Jim Kendrick, president of the P2C2 Group,
Inc. Read article from GCN.
Exhibit 300s for New Projects
New initiatives for federal investments in IT face a rigorous process
of planning and justification to obtain approval by the Office of
Management and Budget (OMB). This article outlines basic steps for
developing a major new IT initiative, and it is based on our experience
in preparing over 15 Exhibit 300 Business Cases that agencies have
submitted to OMB. Read article ...
How to Build an Effective Exhibit 300
For agencies, an Exhibit 300—the business justification for any major
federal capital information technology expenditure—is a fact of life,
required for approval by the Office of Management and Budget before any
large systems project. Read FedTech article.
Business Case Reviews
Most Federal agencies conduct independent reviews of their Exhibit 300
business cases, which they submit to the Office of Management and
Budget as justification for capital investments. In government circles,
the review process is known as business case reviews (BCRs), scoring,
and Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V). Read article ...
CPIC Support into Technology Management
CPIC isn't just about getting money during budget season; it's about
organizational performance, cost efficiency, and outcomes. Read article ...
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EVMS in Civilian Agencies
Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) are galloping into the federal
civilian arena, promising to change the way agencies and their
contractors conduct business. The change is occurring because the
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has mandated that agencies must
comply with an EVMS standard in order to receive funding for the
development, modernization, or enhancement (DME) of major information
technology investments. Read article ...
Smarter Enterprise Management with EVMS
EVMS offers remarkable benefits, but many public and private sector
organizations miss the point because EVMS is a little like marriage. It
is easy to say "I do" and show off the new ring. But it requires a
life-changing commitment to make it work on an ongoing basis. Read article ...
Saving Money through E-Government
We need to look beyond federal information technology when searching
for cost savings and Return on Investment (ROI). Read article ...
Acquisition Strategy and E-Government
Acquisition strategy is the bridge between the idea and reality of
e-Government. This is why Acquisition Strategy is part of the Capital
Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) process and one of the 10 areas
where the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) scores Exhibit
300s. Read article ...
IT Capital Investments and
A marriage made in Capitol Heaven is the joining together of
information technology investments and performance contracting. The
Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) process for Federal
Information Technology (IT) makes Performance-Based Service Contracting
(PBSA) incredibly easy to define and implement. Read article ...
Enterprise Management of the OMB Exhibit
300 Business Case Process
The Exhibit 300 process for justifying capital investments in
information technology consumes a lot of time, effort, cost, and
paperwork. Many government organizations would like to make the process
more efficient. Read article ...
Putting the Federal in EA
The federal budget will be getting tighter in upcoming years, and the
Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) offers a long-term solution. This
can ultimately benefit agency budgets, particularly true if you act now
and get ahead of the transition curve. Read article ...
Decision Trees are aptly named, because alternatives analysis should
lead to a careful exploration of many choices and sub-choices (branches
and sub-branches). For major federal projects, evaluating viable
options is a serious undertaking, because hastily picking the wrong
branch without careful analysis can literally leave agencies and
contractors "out on a limb." Read article ...
Project Risk Management
You may have heard the story of the man who drowned in a swamp with an
average water depth of 24 inches. Risks abound in everyday life because
the world deviates, unexpectedly, from the average. You can find
yourself over your head without warning. Read article ...
The Economic Value of Design
Federal Enterprise Architecture and IT capital investments will be
lackluster and miss out on significant economic value unless more
emphasis is placed on excellence in design and innovation. Read article ...
Improving customer service is important to all stakeholders in the
Federal Sector--agencies, contractors, and grantees. Over the long
term, our budgets, revenues, and organizational existence all hinge on
delivering value to customers. Read article ...
are at the core of federal procurement reform. Today, the government
wants to buy results ... not just hours of effort. This new focus can
pay off for both government customers and smart contractors. Read article ...
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