Alluvionic News

Through Change, Our Alluvionic Team Is Here For You

Alluvionic Team

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

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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.

Employee Spotlight: Lori Spencer

“I joined Alluvionic because Glassdoor had consistently high reviews, and  I liked that the company was energetic, customer focused, and family oriented.”

Lori Spencer, a project manager that has been a part of the Alluvionic team for 16 months, graduated with a BS in mechanical engineering from U.C. San Diego, and is PMP® and PMI-ACP® certified.  Her main responsibility is to provide project management and process improvement consulting, primarily for CMMI® implementations. Lori supported Health First in defining and deploying processes to the organization, as well as successfully project-managed the effort to attain CMMI® Maturity Level 3 and ISO 9001:2015 appraisals for Advanced IT Concepts (AITC).  Currently she is the project manager for CostPoint implementation for DRS Naval Electronics.

Lori started her career at Panasonic Aero as a software developer, creating in-flight entertainment systems, before branching into integration testing and project management, where she was fortunate to travel to exotic places, such as France and Singapore.  In the years that followed, she performed roles as a developer and project manager, finding her niche in PMO and process improvement.  Lori has worked with government, commercial, and private companies ranging in size from 10 employees to more than 10,000, and her experience includes working with IT, airline, healthcare, law enforcement, real estate, and legal marketspaces.

“Alluvionic brings together a great group of people who care about each other, support each other, and it truly feels like a team!” Lori said.  “I am thrilled to be a part of the Alluvionic team and hope this is the last job that I’ll ever have!”

In her spare time, Lori loves to do anything outdoors: snowboarding, hiking, camping, and riding her motorcycle.  She loves spending time with her two dogs by taking them on daily walks at a local park.  Lori also enjoys making handmade greeting cards.

Alluvionic Expands Business Line, Awarded GSA Schedule Contract

Alluvionic, a Melbourne-based, woman-owned, 8(a) certified solutions provider, announced it was awarded a GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Contract.  This five-year U.S. federal government contract is renewable to 20 years and establishes through vigorous evaluation that Alluvionic has fair pricing, experience, financial stability, and is identified as highly capable and qualified for government contracts.  There are just under 12,000 small businesses operating under the GSA MAS Contract with sales increasing by 16% over the past five years to a 2018 total of $13.6 billion.

“We are thrilled to be a GSA Professional Services Schedule holder and know this contract will make it easier and faster for government agencies to purchase our services,” explained Wendy Romeu, president and CEO of Alluvionic.

A 2019 Congressional Research Service report identified that the federal government had difficulty meeting the federal prime contract award goals of five percent awards to woman-owned small business.  In noting these statistics, Romeu said, “Alluvionic is here to help the government meet those goals, and we look forward to the new opportunities it will bring.”

There are multiple benefits of purchasing from the GSA Multiple Award Schedule.  Government buyers do not need to draft or post the solicitation, announce or post an award, and search through countless offers.  It is in full compliance with the Federal Competition in Contract Act (FCICA) and the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). Compared to 180 days when purchasing through a “full and open competition,” the average time from the GSA Schedule to receive the desired products or services is 30 days.

About Alluvionic:

Founded in 2013, Alluvionic is an SBA 8(a) and EDWOSB certified solutions provider that services clients through project management, process improvement, and product development. Known as the project management experts, Alluvionic works with companies to help them achieve success by establishing processes aimed at meeting organizational goals. The company has worked with notable clients such as Leonardo DRS, Health First, Sentry View Systems, KBR, DCCA, Google, IZTEK, Jabil, Mack Technologies, NRG, Novel Engineering, Orange County Government and many others.