Cirdan Group Wins IAS Contract

The State of Maryland's Department of Information Technology (DoIT) has awarded Cirdan Group with the Independent Assessment Services (IAS) contract.

Cirdan Group will provide the State with efficient and cost effective assessments, including Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V), information systems auditing, quality assurance, risk assessment, and other types of independent assessment services.

DoIT currently procures IAS services under the CATS+ Master Contracts; Cirdan Group was awarded Master Contractor status for Maryland CATS+ in 2013.

This contracting vehicle will be available to all State agencies and is extended to include other non-State governments or agencies in Maryland. Work began in March 2014 and will continue until March 2019.

Cirdan Group is a project management consulting firm focused on helping government and commercial customers implement effective project management solutions and enhance program and project performance. The firm also has a specialty practice that provides IV&V for large programs, major acquisitions, and IT implementations.

Contact:

Joanne Vatz

jovatz@cirdangroup.com

410.312.4795 ext. 106

Cirdan Group to perform IV&V services for GEARS project

Cirdan Group has been awarded a consulting contract to perform independent verification and validation (IV&V) services for the Administrative Office of the Courts’ General Enterprise and Resource Support (GEARS) project.  Cirdan will provide findings reports to the Project Sponsor, Project Director, and the Project Management Office of the Judicial Information Systems (JIS) Department of the AOC over a base period of six months with two optional six-month extensions.

“We look forward to bringing our extensive experience performing over 20 IV&Vs in the state of Maryland to the GEARS project,” said Yvette Rivers, Director of IV&V and Quality Assurance.  Work will begin in May.

Cirdan Group is a project management consulting firm focused on helping government and commercial customers implement effective project management solutions and enhance program and project performance. The firm also has a specialty practice that provides IV&V for large programs, major acquisitions, and IT implementations.

Contact:

Yvette Rivers

yrivers@cirdangroup.com

410.312.4795 ext. 111

Yvette Rivers Speaks on Project Management at PMI Chapter Event

A sold-out crowd for the Reston Luncheon Series of the Project Management Institute- Washington, DC Chapter was treated to an entertaining and informative presentation by Cirdan Group’s Yvette Rivers, PMP. Speaking at the November 16th event, Yvette’s presentation entitled “Disaster Averted! Avoiding Common Project Management Pitfalls” condensed knowledge from her extensive experience in independent assessments of large scale projects into 10 common mistakes to avoid for successful project outcomes. Framing her topic around Project Managers as “Super Heroes” the talk and slide show presentation provided attendees with an enjoyable and concise package of advice and strategies on avoiding the most common mistakes that produce the most significant impact to project success. (To view the presentation click "Download PDF" under Related)

Ms. Rivers is the Director of the Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) and Project Management practices for Cirdan Group, and is based in the Columbia, MD offices. She has over 13 years of Project Management experience with extensive focus on Program and Project Management, Risk Assessment and Management, and the Quality Control and IV&V areas of Project Performance Improvement. (To view her bio, click "Yvette Rivers Bio" under Related)

Yvette Rivers Bio

Cirdan Group to Join Capgemini on PA IV&V Contract

With Cirdan Group as a subcontractor, Capgemini successfully bid on the Pennsylvania Department of General Services RFQ 61000014052 to provide IV&V services and related project management support for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue’s (PaDOR) Integrated Tax System, a central component of the larger PaDOR Modernization Program. Cirdan Group brings its prior IV&V experience on the Comptroller’s Maryland Integrated Tax System (MITS).