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Through Change, Our Alluvionic Team Is Here For You

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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been felt around the world and has drastically changed our everyday lives in so many unexpected ways. But even during these unprecedented times, Alluvionic’s mission is still the same: to help businesses grow and achieve more through their process and system implementation goals.

While we are working from home, we want you to know that we are here for you and your business. Whether we’re multi-tasking to check emails and make lunch in the kitchen at the same time, answering calls as we’re simultaneously part-time teaching our children, videoconferencing from the living room, or anything in-between, our dedication is unwavering. We are a part of your community, and that means helping your business continue to do business, even in such a difficult time.

Since most of our customers are adjusting to this “new normal” of working at home and changing work processes to accomplish this, they have found it beneficial to move forward on process initiatives such as Capability Maturity Model Integration and Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification. We have worked with remote teams for years, so we know how to help our customers with this transition and can provide tips to those who might be new to this environment. It’s a good time to understand how you can consistently improve your workflow and deliver better products and services to your customers – especially in this time of uncertainty.

During this pandemic, the way business is conducted might be changing, but your business doesn’t have to go through it alone. We are still moving forward to help our community, and we would like to help you in this transition. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us – we’re here for you.

The Alluvionic Team

Employee Spotlight: Meet Cherise White

Cherise and Gordo

When Cherise White, Alluvionic®’s Talent and Culture Specialist, was looking for a change, she sought out a small company with friendly and respectful employees that were doing purposeful work. “Alluvionic checked all those boxes and even exceeded my expectations,” she said.

In her role, Cherise leads recruiting efforts, employee engagement, and compliance processes for Alluvionic. She plans to use a continuous improvement mindset to create a best-in-class employee experience.

“I want to design people processes that hyperfocus on taking care of our customers and one another,” she said. “Accomplishing that allows me to position Alluvionic for exponential growth.”

Before joining Alluvionic, Cherise held various HR and operations positions at eviCore healthcare, where she improved employee processes and project management tools, “applying an analytic mindset and positive attitude.”

At Alluvionic, she plans to use that experience as well as a myriad of other certifications to help her achieve success. Those include: Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), Predictive Index Certified Practitioner, Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification, and Smartsheet Product Certified User.

Cherise earned her Bachelor of Arts in communications, cum laude, from the University of Central Florida. She enjoys a variety of activities – from Zumba to hiking to volunteering at her church – and is always willing to try a new restaurant or attend a wine tasting. She is also a big fan of Golden Girls.

But, as you can see in her picture, all those fun activities are probably a runner-up to her favorite activity, snuggling with her dog, Gordo.

A Better Understanding of How CMMC Impacts You

Alluvionic CMMC ProcessSelf-professing your cybersecurity posture is no longer good enough to do business with the Department of Defense. With both large and small organizations facing the new regulatory reality of CMMC assessment, Alluvionic® is ready to help you achieve any of your desired CMMC maturity goals.

We know that cyber risk is a risk management issue. Alluvionic® provides Project Assurance™ by combining technical project management with organizational change management and risk management to assure the delivery of successful and persistent CMMC implementations.

CEO Wendy Romeu Joins weVENTURE Advisory Board

WeVenture Logo

Alluvionic is excited to announce that our CEO and president, Wendy Romeu, has been tapped to join the weVENTURE advisory board. weVENTURE‘s mission is to accelerate sustainable business growth for women entrepreneurs.

“As an IGNITE 360 client, Wendy was able to experience first hand the quality of programming weVENTURE offers to our clients,” said Kathryn Rudloff, weVENTURE’s executive director. “She has been a wonderful advocate for us in the community, referring women to our programs, and sharing with other entrepreneurs the impact weVENTURE had on her business. We are thrilled to have her join the advisory board and appreciate her willingness to volunteer and give back in this meaningful way.”

As a 2019 Organization of the Year finalist for FLORIDA TODAY Volunteer Recognition Awards, weVENTURE provides a variety of quality programs and services from business education workshops, online entrepreneurial modules, and seminars that assist entrepreneurs and business owners in developing, managing and growing their businesses.

Junior Achievement Debuts New Virtual Speaker Series

Rebecca Granger, senior project manager at AlluvionicSenior project manager, Rebecca Granger, recently had the opportunity to participate in the Junior Achievement (JA) of the Space Coast‘s JA Speaker Series Virtual, a new program created to address the COVID-19 crisis. The virtual program provides relevant, free, and easily accessible resources for online learning.

“I really loved getting the opportunity to participate in this series,” said Granger.  “It is a great way to reach a wide audience with messages of hope.  The world has changed so dramatically and being able to give back in some small way means a lot to me.”

Anne Conroy-Baiter, JA Space Coast president, said: “One of the reasons that JA of the Space Coast is ranked in the top 10 of 107 area JA offices, despite being second-smallest, is that we approach our programming entrepreneurially. If we see a gap in local needs, we work to fill it.”

And on March 19, that’s exactly what Candice Hodge, education and program manager, and Conroy-Baiter did when they put their heads together to create the new virtual program.

The overall goal of the JA Speaker Series Virtual is a dual approach. First, it creates a video library of Space Coast speakers to provide kids with a broadened Space Coast career spectrum, while at the same time giving guidance, reassurance, and perspective during the COVD-19 time. Additionally, it provides teachers with a free online resource that is easy to assign and easy to access.

Conroy-Baiter added, “The model has proved successful enough that it was rolled out as a model to all JA areas in Florida and the videos will be added to a JA video library being created at the national level.”

Other programs created to address needs by JA Space Coast are JA Money 101, created to support high schoolers stressed about money, and JA GLOW: Women in STEM, in response to building a more diverse workforce of the future for local industry.

Alluvionic Helps ITI Engineering With CMMI Gap Analysis

ITI Engineering logoAlluvionic recently performed a CMMI gap analysis against the new V2.0 model with ITI Engineering in Winter Springs, FL.

Their policies, processes, and procedures were reviewed and projects analyzed to determine how well the processes were ingrained. They then received a comprehensive scorecard showing how they stacked up against each CMMI Practice Area and its requirements.

Happy to report, ITI scored very well, demonstrating maturity in their development and management of projects. This could partially be attributed to their strong ISO foundation.

Continuing to Grow; Alluvionic Is On GSA!

Alluvionic is proud to announce that we are on the GSA MAS Professional Services Contract.

This helps make Alluvionic, an 8(a) and Economically Disadvantaged and certified Woman Owned Small Business, a powerful sole-source provider or teaming partner in the defense contracting industry.

Giving Back to Our Profession With Special Bootcamp

March and April have been troubling months for the economy, not only in the U.S. but also globally. When entire industries were disrupted and unemployment numbers began to rise, Alluvionic looked for a glimmer of hope in the midst of closed storefronts and darkened manufacturing.

We carefully evaluated the situation and developed a plan for companies and individuals to invest in their most valuable resource: their human capital. This workforce will kick-start the economy from a full-stop and help begin the process of recovery.

To help in this endeavor, Alluvionic is hosting a virtual Project Management Bootcamp at a significantly reduced rate. We’re excited to help prepare the newest class of project leaders across every industry, and know these professionals will do their part to help put the U.S. and global economies back on a path to recovery.

7 Tips for Successfully Managing Your Team Virtually During the Coronavirus

 

Alluvionic’s expert project managers have been managing virtual teams successfully for years, so we wanted to share some tips to help you if this is new to your entire organization.

 

  1. Have video meetings if your network can handle it. This helps keep your team connected and helps to avoid miscommunications.

 

  1. Have regularly scheduled 15-minute “stand-ups” with your team. This allows you to discuss priorities and make sure your teammates are all on the same page and engaged.

 

  1. Send out updates as needed, but at least once a week to your entire team during this stressful time. This can be as formal or informal as appropriate, but it is important that your team trusts that you are keeping them informed.

 

  1. For larger projects and organizations, make sure each team member is part of a smaller team to ensure connectivity and communication. You don’t want to leave anyone alone on an island.

 

  1. Over communicate with your team so they will over communicate with you. It’s a lot harder to pick up what’s going on when your team is not physically together in one location. To keep that synergy, you need forced communication while transitioning to this new virtual world.

 

  1. Make sure your IM is running properly. It is important that your team can reach each other easily for quick questions. This can help reduce the number of extra meetings, which saves you time and money.

 

  1. Keep an Action Registry. With communication happening virtually at the speed of email and conference calls, it’s easy for tasks to pile up.   Keeping an action registry will organize and track your activity and can help you plan your virtual workday.