• Portfolio Management

    Our team of portfolio management experts offer significant experience with leading, planning, implementing and managing technology portfolios of all shapes and sizes – local, regional, and enterprise-wide. We provide superior expertise by linking technology initiatives directly to organizational strategy in order to maximize business value. We offer vast experience in managing portfolio programs, projects, assets, and investments as well as ensuring they are optimized to provide the most value, balanced risk, and alignment with organizations business strategy. Sol Firm technology portfolio management services enable your organization to maximize their investments by making more informed decisions, investing in the right technology initiatives at the right time, prioritizing investments, oversee the full life cycle of technology implementation, as well as ensuring continuous alignment with strategic objectives and exploitation of value.

    Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:

    • Portfolio Management Methodology
    • Portfolio, Program, and Project Management Methodology Alignment
    • Organizational Strategy Alignment and Portfolio Strategy Development Activities
    • Information Technology (IT) Portfolio Management
    • Portfolio Selection, Prioritization, Balancing and Termination Process
    • Portfolio Planning and Roadmapping
    • Program and Project Alignment and Governance
    • Portfolio Performance Monitoring, Reporting, Reviews and Rationalization
    • Portfolio Management Process Development
    • Conference Planning and Execution
    • Stakeholder and Communication Management
    • Vendor and Contract Management
    • Portfolio Risk and Change Management
    • Cost Estimation
    • Financial and Resource Management
    • Facilitation
    • Lessons Learned and Implementing Continuous Process Improvement
  • Program Management

    Our team of program management experts are highly skilled and experienced in the initiation, planning, execution, and the closeout of programs.  We have successfully delivered benefits, value, and results of a diverse set of programs of all shapes, sizes, visibility, and strategic value.  These programs require the management, coordination, and integration of multiple events and projects in order to achieve the strategic value our customers demand.  We also seek opportunities to exploit unforeseen or unplanned value and benefits to your organizations benefit.

    Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:

    • All aspects of the PMI Standard for Program Management (SPM)
    • Planning and Executing all aspects of Programs
    • Program Triage and Course Correction
    • Stakeholder Interviews
    • Customer/Business and Technical Requirement Development
    • Problem Space Definition
    • Road Mapping
    • Business Case Development and Analysis (utilizing quantitative, qualitative, Net Present Value, and Return on Investment methods)
    • Business Realization Planning
    • Analysis of Alternatives
    • Program Cost Estimates
    • Acquisition Strategy
    • Vendor and Contract Management
    • Earned Value Analysis System Planning, Implementation and Management
    • Schedule Development
    • Program Work Breakdown Structure (PWBS) Development and Execution
    • Program Management Methodology
    • Program Management Process Development
    • Project and Program Governance, Performance Review and Reporting
    • Aligning Portfolio, Program and Project Management Methodologies
    • Program Management Assessments and Audits
    • Customer Management
    • Communication Management
    • Stakeholder Management
    • Executive Management
    • Cost Estimation
    • Operations Management
    • And much, much more!!!
  • Project Management

    Sol Firm is committed to providing our customers with reliable, proven, and high quality project management services.  Our team of experts is dedicated to identifying and exceeding your expectations through highly skilled and dedicated project management practitioners.  We are well-versed in planning and executing projects of a wide variety of shapes and sizes.  Our team of practitioners are well-versed in all project phases, tools, and techniques.  Whether you need a highly-skilled project manager to plan and lead an enterprise-wide, high-value project or other Program Management Office (PMO) services, Sol Firm is here for you!

    Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:

    • All aspects of the PMI Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
    • Project Management Services (initiation to close-out)
    • Triage and Project Course Correction
    • Agile Practices (e.g., Scrum, Kanban)
    • Waterfall and Spiral Project Management Practices
    • Meeting and Team Facilitation
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Risk Management
    • Communication and Stakeholder Management
    • Reporting
    • Capability Maturity Model (CMM)
    • Project Management Methodology Development
    • Staffing Models
    • Schedule Development
    • Cost Estimation
    • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    • Earned Value Analysis System Planning, Implementation and Management
    • Project Team Building
    • Project Management Assessments, Audits, and Improvements
    • Project Management Process Development
    • And much, much more!!!
  • im/it governance

    Organizations are most likely to find themselves in a very inefficient, vulnerable, and costly position without a solid Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) Governance capability.  This capability avoids common governance and organizational pitfalls like inaccurate or flawed metrics, dissatisfied executives and stakeholders, lacking information needed for prudent decision-making, misaligned investments, cost run-away, poor performance, wasted investments, low-value data and reports, and much more!  It’s critical to your organizations success to have an effective, relevant, flexible and mature IM/IT Governance capability.  This ensures that your company is investing, realizing, and reaping the benefits that technology and useful information can provide.  Sol Firm is highly skilled and a proven asset in implementing governance frameworks that are useful and tailored to meet your organizational needs.  Additionally, we are very experienced in the creation and alignment of governance, architecture, portfolio, program and project functions to ensure optimal delivery and value to your business.  We look forward to helping you get the most out of your investments!

    Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:

    • IM/IT Governance Framework Development and Implementation
    • Strategic Alignment
    • Enterprise Architecture
    • Value Identification, Planning, and Delivery
    • Governance Process Development
    • Continuous Process Improvement
    • Investment Decision and Alignment
    • Resource, Financial, Performance, and Risk Management
    • Communication and Stakeholder Management
    • Organizational and IM/IT Roadmap Development and Management
    • Business Investment Decision-making and Oversight Process
    • Investment and Value Optimization
    • Metric and Performance Management (Key Performance Indicator, Key Performance Parameter and Metric Identification, Definition and Measurement)
    • Data Collection and Analytics
    • Quality Control and Quality Assurance
    • Capability Maturity Model (CMM)
  • information assurance

    Our experts have successfully supported customers utilizing a wide variety of Information Assurance (IA) and Computer Network Defense (CND) disciplines in military, healthcare, intelligence, defense acquisition and classified environments.  Our approach is to address as many IA elements and disciplines as our customers permit in order to ensure they’re aligned and working together as part of a comprehensive IA program and Enterprise Security Architecture.  This approach enables us to provide a more robust IA and CND capability for our customers.  Our team of experts possess the ISC2 ISSEP, ISSMP, CISSP, CAP certifications, the SANS GSEC certification, as well as undergraduate and graduate IA degrees.

    Specific IA elements that our team of experts focus on include, but are not limited to:

    • Information Assurance Program Management
    • Enterprise Security Architecture
    • System Security Engineering
    • Certification and Accreditation
    • Computer Network Defense
    • Business Continuity
    • Disaster Recovery
    • Vulnerability Management
    • Assessment, Evaluations, and Penetration Testing
    • System Hardening
  • it solutions

    Sol Firm is an experienced and proven IT solutions provider for defense, intelligence, and healthcare organizations.  We provide our customers with solutions that fit their need.  We are vendor agnostic and are well-versed in working with industry leaders and open-source products to realize your vision.  We have years of experience delivering solutions for a diverse customer base.  These solutions cover everything from software development, network and computer security, data center, infrastructure, networking, and end user computing needs.  Our strength is focusing on your business problem and providing IT solution alternatives that will resolve or exploit the problem to add additional value to your organization.

    Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:

    • IT Consulting Services
    • Enterprise Architecture
    • Data Center Development, Implementation, and Management
    • Data and Host Protection Solutions
    • Network Security Solutions
    • Cloud Planning and Integration
    • Server, Desktop, and Application Virtualization
    • Application Solutions
    • Backup and Disaster Recovery
    • Network Solutions
    • Storage Solutions
    • End-to-End Solutions
    • Operating System Standardization, Implementation, and Management
    • Business Productivity
    • Mobility Solutions
  • systems engineering

    Our team is a proven systems engineering asset. Sol Firm is skilled and proven in utilizing industry best practices, developing tailored engineering approach, or employing organization specific engineering practices. Our team has implemented systems engineering techniques and processes for a wide range of customers and on a wide array of systems. We are experienced applying our systems engineering approach to healthcare, defense, intelligence, tactical, and for defense acquisition industry and customers. We have successfully provided engineering talent for small, one-off systems, to system of systems solutions, all the way to large and complex ACAT 1 programs. We believe in bring our skills and tools to our customer and in collaboration with our customer implementing what’s best for them in order to realize as much value as possible in a timely manner. Our experts are also skilled in implementing specific systems engineering aspects and disciplines – technical readiness assessments, configuration management, technical risk management, performance metrics, requirement development and management, test and evaluation (T&E), specific Defense Acquisition Management System (DAMS) phases, Science and Technology (S&T) initiatives, technical analysis, design reviews, and much, much more. Sol Firm looks forward to providing our services and helping your organization or program make vision a reality.

    Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:

    • Full Life Cycle System Engineering
    • Systems Engineering Plan Development and Implementation
    • Engineering Management
    • Systems, Security, Software, and Process Engineering
    • Defense Acquisition System Engineering
    • Engineering Process Development and Implementation
    • Requirement Elicitation, Analysis, Development, and Management
    • Technical Assessment
    • Functional Analysis and Allocation
    • Architecture and Design Synthesis
    • Test and Evaluation Planning and Execution
    • Verification and Validation Planning and Execution
    • Configuration Management
    • System Logistic Planning and Execution
    • Design and Technical Review Planning and Execution
    • Studies
    • Modeling and Simulation
    • Risk Management
  • systems integration

    Sol Firm is a proven systems integrator – from the initial days of planning all the way through turning the system over to sustainment. Systems of all shapes, sizes, and quantities. We have successfully integrated hundreds of systems in shipboard, garrison, corporate, intelligence, and healthcare environments. We work with our customers to understand their needs and provide an integration approach that leverages our past experience and processes while also falling within their timeframe and needs. We have successfully employed numerous production and integration techniques that our customers leverage to save time and investment.

    Our approach involves a full analysis of the existing or “as-is” state of your environment both technically and non-technically. The non-technical aspect focuses on your organization and change management. Next, we perform a thorough articulation of the “to-be” state. We then perform a gap analysis and detail specific transformation steps and key integration reviews. Finally, we proceed to the implementation and sustainment phase. This involves executing the operational life of the system.

    Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:

    • Integration Process and Artifact Development
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Site and System Integration Surveys
    • Physical and Logical Architecture Planning and Development
    • Manufacturing and Production Process Development
    • Physical and Logical Architecture Implementation
    • Asset Migration Planning and Execution
    • Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Activities
    • Operational Readiness Assessments
    • Integration Assessments, Audits, and Improvements
    • Customer Perception Definition
    • Get-well and Break-fix Plan Development and Implementation
    • Lean Six Sigma
    • And much, much more!!!
  • strategic planning

    Sol Firm provides experienced and proven strategic planning services to our customers.  Our experts will help your organization develop an integrated and focused strategic plan that provides clarity and a road map to enable your organization to achieve and maximize your objectives.  This is achieved by utilizing proven processes and techniques while also being candid, transparent and collaborative.  Our fact-based approach enables us to collectively eliminate noise and chaos in order to focus on what matters – developing and executing a strategic plan that is reflective of your organizations needs and future.  Your success is our success! 

    Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:

    • Strategic Planning Process Development
    • Strategic Plan Development, Implementation and Management
    • Strategic Process Improvement
    • Strategic Decision Making
    • Organizational Governance
    • Strategy Performance Review
    • Strategy Evaluation and Control
    • Executive Stakeholder Communication and Expectation Management
    • Strategic Strategy Facilitation
    • Strategic Resource Estimation and Allocation
    • Strategic Tool Selection and Implementation
    • SWOT Analysis