Monthly Archives: September 2016

Is Your Case Management System Killing Your Productivity?

Posted on September30, 2016
It's hard enough to manage and report on case investigations without having to fight against your software. While there's no case management software that can make your job easy, there are many that can make your job less difficult. There are two types of agencies that can benefit most from taking a look at current software offerings: agencies using an outdated custom-built system, and agencies relying on shared folders, Excel, or other solutions not designed for case management at all.…
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Procurement Tip: Demonstrate Your Project’s Value Early In the Process

Posted on September23, 2016
A recent blog post covered some ways to get ahead of the curve during the procurement process.  Another way to make the procurement process go more smoothly is to demonstrate the project’s value in ways that are clear to procurement staff. As an expert in your functional area, you have a much better understanding than anyone in the procurement department of how a project will help your team. Taking the time to thoroughly spell out the benefits is often the…
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Does Your Mission Statement Serve a Purpose?

Posted on September15, 2016
In June, The Balance ran an article on the worst retail company mission statements.  The Balance is a financial site – the reason they posted this article was that these companies’ bad mission statements were reflective of the fact that they had no idea what mission they were actually serving. These mission statements were making them so ineffective that they were bad investments. A powerful mission statement can help drive results - but most mission statements don't.  This is because…
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Procurement Tip: Plan Ahead

Posted on September09, 2016
Unfortunately, due to small budgets many IG offices don’t have the opportunity to frequently work with procurement offices. We recently offered a webinar on how to navigate the procurement process, and one of the most important factors we discussed was getting ahead of the procurement process, rather than letting the process hold you back from meeting your procurement goals. Here are a few suggestions for how you can get an early start on several steps of the procurement process: Don’t…
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