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Ábaco Strategy, LCC receives SBA 8(a) Certification [Leesburg, VA, June 2020] Ábaco Strategy, LLC (Ábaco) is proud to announce its acceptance into the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Program. Founded in 2014, Ábaco is a professional services and information technology company with core competencies that include, but are not limited to, Portfolio, Program and Project Management, Agile Transformation, Acquisition Support, Systems Engineering, IT Business Governance and Compliance. The announcement follows the successful completion of the rigorous application process to ensure that Ábaco met the standards for entering this coveted program. The 8(a) Business Development program certification has a nine-year lifespan and allows participants to compete for set-aside and sole-sourced federal contracts. The 8(a) Business Development program also provides assistance from the SBA in navigating federal contracting, guidance in forming joint ventures, and management assistance (including business training, counseling, marketing assistance and high-level executive development). “We are excited about this accomplishment and look forward to the opportunity to build new partnerships and expand our operations with the Federal Government. This certification provides access to resources and support to expand our business while continuing to deliver the high quality services and support to our customers that Ábaco has become known for” says Ms. Estefania Arregui-Gomez, Ábaco’s President and CEO. Ábaco is an ISO 9001:2015-certified company. Ábaco is an SBA-certified 8(a), SBA-certified Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) small business, Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), and a Local Disadvantaged Business Entity (LDBE). Ábaco holds two (2) GSA Contracts: GSA MAS 00Corp (PSS) (47QRAA18D007R), and GSA MAS (IT 70) (47QTCA18D00KP). For more information, please visit https://abacostrategy.com/ Contact Information: Name: Kathy Danner Email: [email protected]
If this is the company that employs a CHRIS DIKKA, then you need to ck is FB page with his vile comment on serving food to POC.

Ábaco Strategy is a certified Virginia Minority-Owned and Woman-Owned for-profit business, based out of Leesburg, Virginia’s HUBZone.

Thank you Cathryn Hoag (Cathy), Marissa Levin, and Tina Johnson for a great het together with my fellow cohorts at the #Women's CEO Roundtable.

It was a great start to the weekend and the Holiday Season!

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Does Your Organization Really 'Get' Agile?

If you ask organizational leaders struggling with digital transformation what they think "agile business" is it’s likely you'll get as many answers as people asked. Agile means many different things to many different people. https://www.cmswire.com/digital-workplace/does-your-organization-really-get-agile/

cmswire.com Many organizations are not entirely clear as to what agile means or what the implications for enterprises are. We asked experts to help clarify.

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Manage it right: Top project management tools for any business

Project management is a core need for every company. It doesn’t matter how big or small your business is — or even what business you are in. Project management helps you achieve the right strategic alignment, ensures clear focus, let’s you set targets, and defines business objectives. Give us a call today! You can count on Us! http://techgenix.com/project-management-tools/

techgenix.com Choosing the right project management tools can be a confusing task as there are several options available. Here’s a look at some of the best.

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Applying Agile Practices to Business is Harder Than It Looks

Despite the prevalence of digital businesses today, operations executives still have hundreds of processes that are managed manually and continue to result in slow performance and high costs. Ready to up your game? Contact us today. https://www.cmswire.com/digital-workplace/applying-agile-practices-to-business-is-harder-than-it-looks/

cmswire.com Many business leaders believe that applying the lessons of agile development to their traditional business will give them an advantage, but it won't be easy.

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5 signs you are doing continuous testing wrong

In the last few years, many companies have made large investments to automate every step of deploying features in production. Here are five common test automation mistakes, and how to mitigate them using (in some cases) open source tools. https://opensource.com/article/18/11/continuous-testing-wrong #devops #agile #automation

opensource.com In the last few years, many companies have made large investments to automate every step of deploying features in production. Test automation has been recognized as a key enabler: “We found that Test Automation is the biggest contributor to continuous delivery.” – 2017 State of DevOps report

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How strategic program management can foster innovation and value creation for IVD companies

Interested in how Program Management can help your organization? Check out this article on How strategic program management can foster innovation and value creation for IVD companies as a case study and contact us today for more: https://medcitynews.com/2019/06/fostering-innovation-and-value-creation-for-ivd-companies/

medcitynews.com In a Q&A, Gerald Kent, Vice President of diagnostics service provider Invetech, Diagnostics, talked about how in vitro diagnostic (IVD) companies and startups can foster innovation and create value through strategic program management.

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Agile Transformation? Not Without Structure!

If you think that agile means that people can just do whatever they want, then you don’t understand the underlying principle. Agile methods actually require a lot of coordination and control. https://e3zine.com/2019/06/04/agile-transformation-structure/#

e3zine.com If you think that agile means that people can do whatever they want, you don’t understand its principle. Agile methods require coordination and control.

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Services

Ábaco Strategy offers a wide variety of products and services, including IT Support Services, Program Management and Quality Management frameworks.

All our services include an actionable roadmap that will accommodate your organizational needs. Our certified professionals will provide excellent customer service and will help you reach your goals. https://abacostrategy.com/services/

abacostrategy.com Ábaco Strategy offers a wide variety of products and services, including IT Support Services, Program Management and Quality Management frameworks. All our services include an actionable roadmap th…

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7 Key Factors When Choosing a Translation Company

Looking for the best Translation and Language Services? Check out this article and send us a message today! https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22135893/7-key-factors-when-choosing-a-translation-company.html

spectator.sme.sk The choice of a reliable partner to help you communicate your products, brand and foreign operations is crucial.

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Agile: Why Your Efforts Will Fail (And How To Make Them Succeed Instead)

It’s hard to find a more widely-hyped work methodology than agile. Based on the Agile Manifesto, this approach to work includes scrum cycles, sprints, stand-ups and retrospectives. https://www.forbes.com/sites/tracybrower/2019/05/27/agile-why-your-efforts-will-fail-and-what-to-do-about-it/#71c634a71028

forbes.com Why agile fails and how to increase your likelihood of success

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Quality Management Support

We help you avoid any problems when delivering solutions or services to your customer, offering Quality Framework Implementations, if you are interested in the implementation of a quality framework for your organization contact us today: https://abacostrategy.com/home/quality-management-support/

abacostrategy.com Utilizing best practices in Quality Management Support, we help you to avoid issues when delivering solutions or services to your customer, providing confidence that quality requirements will be fu…

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Understanding Fake Agile

With the growing recognition that “Agile is eating the world,” surveys by Deloitte and McKinsey show that more than 90% of senior executives give high priority to becoming agile, while less than 10% see their firm as currently highly agile https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2019/05/23/understanding-fake-agile/#281fb9f94bbe

forbes.com What Is Fake Agile, How To Identify It And How To Deal With It.

IBM’s Agile Transformation, presented by Scrum Alliance

If a huge company such as IBM can become Agile... Could your company do it as well? Contact us today to start your transformation. We'll help you implement process re-engineering. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xu0nxyebc6g

Learn about IBM's transition to Agile.

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IT Business Governance and Compliance

We help you to best utilize Information Technology to create value and manage risks, especially pertaining to the identification, establishment and linking of mechanisms to govern use of your Organization’s data and information. https://abacostrategy.com/home/it-business-governance/

abacostrategy.com We help you to best utilize Information Technology to create value and manage risks, especially pertaining to the identification, establishment and linking of mechanisms to govern use of your Organ…

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GovTech360: Agile Millennials and American-Style Privacy

Each year, Government Technology names 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers — innovators working inside and alongside government to bring about transformational change. https://www.govtech.com/podcasts/360/Agile-Millennials-and-American-Style-Privacy.html

govtech.com The debut episode of GovTech360 features two GT Doers, Dreamers and Drivers. We talk to Nebraska Chief Information Officer Ed Toner and Seattle Chief Privacy Officer Ginger Armbruster about their award-winning work.

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Agile Anti-Patterns: A Systems Thinking Approach

As Agile practices are adopted more widely across a variety of businesses and projects, Agile anti-patterns disguise themselves more subtly and effectively and take on the appearance of "solutions" and "workarounds" that are no longer framework-based https://www.infoq.com/articles/agile-anti-patterns-systems-thinking/

infoq.com Agile anti-patterns can disguise themselves as "solutions" or "workarounds". This article discusses the importance of recognising and classifying a new generation of agile anti-pattern with a systems thinking approach. It shows how to create and promote a shared language using value streams as an ef...

Are you looking for the best Systems Architects, Content Managers or Systems Security Administrators? You have found us. Check out our services and contact us today! https://abacostrategy.com/home/systems-engineering-and-it-support-services/

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Agile database development best practices - JAXenter

Methodologies such as agile development and DevOps can help data professionals fashion their ideal DataOps ecosystem https://jaxenter.com/agile-database-devops-158583.html

jaxenter.com his article reviews five fundamental best practices that can get you started in creating your own agile database development process.

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Google Lens can translate foreign language text in photos and read it back to you – TechCrunch

Google is making some updates to its impressive visual translation tech from Google Translate and throwing it into Lens. You can snap a photo of a sign in a foreign language and it will translate it to your chosen language. https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/07/google-lens-can-translate-foreign-languages-in-photos-and-read-the-text-back-to-you/

social.techcrunch.com Google is making some updates to its impressive visual translation tech from Google Translate and throwing it into Lens. You can snap a photo of a sign in a foreign language and it will translate it to your chosen language. A version of this work was already visible inside the Google Translate app,....

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The Agile Approach: Five Benefits for Financial Services

Among the success factors for digital transformation, none is more important than agility, and this firmly applies to financial services. https://www.cio.com/article/3393473/the-agile-approach-five-benefits-for-financial-services.html

cio.com CIO.com delivers the latest tech news, analysis, how-to, blogs, and video for IT professionals. Covers apps, careers, cloud computing, data center, mobile, outsourcing, security, social media, hardware and software.

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Promoting Purpose in Agile Environments - DevOps.com

Agile environments increasingly are becoming a popular option for organizations large and small. Although initially created as a solution for small software development teams with short budgets and complex scopes, it’s been adopted (and refashioned) for all industries and team sizes. https://devops.com/promoting-purpose-in-agile-environments/

devops.com Agile environments foster meaning and cooperation. In agile environments, you must ask questions that help expand how your team thinks and operates.

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Services

Ábaco’s experienced personnel is certified in ITIL v3, ISO 9001, ISO 20000-1, ISO/IEC 27001, CMMI v1.3 and other relevant continual improvement models. Take a look at our service offer today! https://abacostrategy.com/services/

abacostrategy.com Ábaco Strategy offers a wide variety of products and services, including IT Support Services, Program Management and Quality Management frameworks. All our services include an actionable roadmap th…

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AI-Based Framework for Agile Project Management - ReadWrite

With the recent trends towards automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence as it appears that just the application of AI can not transform the enterprise computing as now, it has the power to change project management as well. https://readwrite.com/2019/05/08/ai-based-framework-for-agile-project-management/

readwrite.com With the recent trends towards automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence as it appears that just the application of AI can not transform the enterprise computing as now, it has the power to change project management as well. A well-known core concept with AI systems is that their pred...

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The need for a new agile approach in government projects

In today’s fast-paced world, it is hardly surprising that by the time a project conceived in 2011 nears completion, the requirements and technology have changed. However, unless the government recalibrates its approach to major projects, we are doomed to more of the same. https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/new-agile-approach-government-projects/64478/

openaccessgovernment.org Jim Berrisford, Step5, explains why he believes that government projects are often too long, too slow, too inflexible and calls for a new agile approach

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Program Management

Program and Project Governance? Program Planning, Tracking, and Support? Abaco Strategy is your best option! Visit our website today for more! https://abacostrategy.com/home/program-management/

abacostrategy.com Allow us to help you manage your projects. We have the expertise to help you improve your organization’s performance. Ábaco Strategy offers the following Program Management services: Program and Pr…

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The 5 Most Popular Project Management Approaches That Work

If you’re not succeeding at a challenge, you might try to change your approach. What is a project management approach? https://learn.g2crowd.com/project-management-approach

learn.g2crowd.com It’s all in the approach. Picking the right project management approach, both in regards to your team, and the actual project, can greatly affect your success. Read this article to learn which approach is best for your upcoming project.

forbes.com

Why Budgeting Cripples Agile And Innovation

Budgeting as practiced in most large organizations today is cumbersome, expensive, time-consuming and wasteful. It often cripples innovation. It is riddled with gaming-the-system. It encourages unnecessary spending and fosters sub-optimal targets. It hides accountability. https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2019/04/28/why-budgeting-cripples-agile-and-innovation/#440d3cf358f3

forbes.com The budget is difficult to fix because it interlocks with internal mindsets, strategy, structure, accounting, HR and executive compensation

cio.com

4 critical roles for agile success

Agile may provide the biggest competitive advantage companies can have in a digital age. Here are the crucial roles to fill when fielding your agile teams. https://www.cio.com/article/3391208/4-critical-roles-for-agile-success.html

cio.com Agile may provide the biggest competitive advantage companies can have in a digital age. Here are the crucial roles to fill when fielding your agile teams.

entrepreneur.com

Want to Become Agile? Fill Your Company With Entrepreneurs

At this point, talking about being “agile” is like telling small businesses to start a website. It’s just assumed knowledge that lags behind the real debate: how do you actually create the structures to make this happen? https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/332635

entrepreneur.com At this point, talking about being “agile” is like telling small businesses to start a website. It’s just assumed knowledge that lags behind the real debate: how do you actually create the structures to make this happen?

gallup.com

When You Go Agile, Expectations Can Get Cloudy

About half of all U.S. employees don't know what's expected of them at work. And if you're running an agile or matrixed organization, odds are that it's your workforce these data are pointing at. https://www.gallup.com/workplace/248585/agile-expectations-cloudy.aspx

gallup.com Learn how to clarify expectations -- even amid agile and matrixed structures -- by focusing on the one real solution: the conversations your managers have.

itproportal.com

Archaic IT systems and remote working: the cybersecurity threat and the solution

When the NHS suffered the largest cyber-attack in all its history back in 2017, the huge risk posed to businesses by ‘archaic’ computer systems became clear https://www.itproportal.com/features/archaic-it-systems-and-remote-working-the-cybersecurity-threat-and-the-solution/

itproportal.com How businesses can protect themselves from cyberattacks.

[04/17/19]   The agile development of software offers numerous advantages for developers and development teams. On the other hand, Agile also poses new security challenges. https://jaxenter.com/seven-security-sins-agile-157966.html

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The Pros and Cons of Project Management Software

For people who are addicted to project management software and tools, there has never been a better time to be alive. However, one of the foundational questions you’ll need to answer for yourself first is this: “Analog or digital?” https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/331716

entrepreneur.com Analog or digital? Here's why you should (or maybe shouldn't) use project management software.

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