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SMPS Advances: January 2021

SMPS Advances: January 2021

January 21, 2021

To provide transparency and expand member engagement, SMPS HQ provides an executive summary of the board of directors’ discussions and decisions following each regular meeting. The eight-member board of directors meets at least four times Read More

How 1 Case Study = 3 Wins

January 21, 2021

A/E/C firms continually look for ways to differentiate themselves. Case studies can provide an important step toward achieving that goal. Turbocharge your project profiles to create compelling case studies. Use them to highlight your strategic Read More

SMPS HQ Office Move

January 15, 2021

Effective February 1, 2021, SMPS HQ will have a new office. Our address will be: SMPS 625 N. Washington Street Suite 302 Alexandria, VA 22314 If you have any questions, please email

Resilient Leadership

January 11, 2021

Welcome to 2021. Upon opening my eyes on January 1, I was really hoping that someone had waved a magic wand and life had returned to pre-COVID ways. Of course, that didn’t happen, and life Read More

SMPS JEDI Task Force: Marching Into 2021

January 8, 2021

  With all due respect to Luke and Baby Yoda, at SMPS, JEDI stands for justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. In February 2020, the SMPS board approved the creation of a task force to suggest Read More

Create a Solid Business Continuity Plan

January 6, 2021

Having an organized response to unexpected events gives your company a good chance of surviving and possibly even thriving. Many companies have a disaster recovery plan for IT operations and infrastructure should a network fail Read More

Cultural Inheritances Are Powerful

January 4, 2021

I really struggled to write this article. I struggled with it more than anything I’ve written in the last five years. Not everyone is burdened by the pain of others and still some will only Read More

Flip Your Script This Holiday Season

December 18, 2020

December is when many people focus on the giving and receiving of gifts. At every turn, I’m bombarded with reminders of the latest toy or gadget that has to be under the tree Christmas morning. Read More

2020: Finding the Silver Lining

December 10, 2020

COVID-lining was a term introduced to me several months back by a colleague at Barton Malow. It’s a nod to the term silver lining, which is defined as a sign of hope or a positive aspect in Read More

SMPS Member Allison Halvorson

December 10, 2020

In our member spotlight, Allison Halvorson, CPSM, takes time out of her busy day to chat with SMPS. Allison, who’s communications manager at McMillen Jacobs Associates, shares the rewards of her job and the benefits Read More