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How FMP Does Teleworking – An Interview with Our Remote Employees

At FMP, we practice flexibility every day – not just in specific situations, but in our work arrangements. Many employees based out of our office in Shirlington, VA work remotely 1 – 2 days a week; however, we also have full-time remote employees located across the country. We are proud to share the best practices,…

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Client Conflict: Managing and Moving Forward

Conflict, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…this month we’ve covered many facets of the topic, from positive conflict to strategies for overcoming conflict. So Houston, what happens when the problem is a conflict with a client or customer? You might shudder at the thought of having conflict with the clients you serve. These individuals…

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Leveraging Positive Conflict in the Workplace

I think it is safe to say that just mentioning the word “conflict” can be anxiety inducing. Conflict usually does not feel good even though, as mentioned in our introductory blog post about conflict, it is technically a neutral term. So why is conflict so universally feared? And how can we expand our understanding of conflict…

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Dropping the Mic on Conflict!

Ah yes, the holidays are among us, which means it’s time for fun, friends, food, and family – yep, an opportunity to spend quality time catching up with aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, brothers, and sisters that you may not often see. Time with family members can certainly be a festive and long-awaited occasion to enjoy…

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‘Houston, we have a problem’ and we don’t mean baseball

When we planned this month’s theme to focus on conflict with the truism ‘Houston, we have a problem’ we never imagined that we’d be in the midst of a Washington Nationals (our hometown team) and Houston Astros World Series where every sports, radio, and TV newsperson was throwing that line around. We sought to reference…

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Putting Your Team to the Test: Personality Based Assessments

In continuing with FMP’s March theme of analyzing what makes teams successful, we’re examining the more popular personality-based assessments project managers can use to ensure they’re building a team that is dynamic, results-oriented, and, of course, successful! FMP has experience utilizing the following personality-based assessments to recognize employee behaviors and patterns when assembling project teams….

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Getting in on the Madness- How FMP Partnered with a College Basketball Team

Consultants at FMP work with a wide variety of clients across different fields; our work can sometimes see us running from office to office, or city to city. However, FMP found itself running somewhere entirely new five years ago: the basketball court! In 2014, FMP had the opportunity to partner with the University of Miami…

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Titles Talking About Teamwork

In keeping with this month’s theme of teamwork, one of our Consultants, Kathleen, and one of our Engagement Managers, Emily, teamed up to see what some experts say about any so-called “X-factors” that make team players the rockstars they are. Emily turned to Patrick Lencioni, best-selling author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, and…

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Tips and Tricks to Improve Teleworking Teams…Just in Time for Tip-off!

Brackets, bubble teams, and all things basketball. It’s that time of the year – bring on March Madness!!! With Selection Sunday right around the corner, we thought it would be fun to explore a quote from the ultimate baller himself, the greatest of all time, the one and only Number 23…Michael Jordan! (Sorry, LeBron fans….

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CMMI ML3 SVC – More than Just Alphabet Soup

Last year, FMP embarked on an ambitious initiative to pursue a CMMI Level 3 assessment, and on October 1st, we received an email officially stating that our CMMI for Services (SVC) Maturity Level 3 (ML-3) Appraisal has been completed and that we have been rated at ML-3 using SCAMPI Methodology Definition Document, Version 1.3a. Beyond understanding that…

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