PPC focuses on delivering Knowledge Management and Information Management consulting solutions that connect people with the information they need. We have extensive consulting experience and worked with over 300 organizations to define and implement their Knowledge Management and Information Management strategies.
Knowledge Management Consulting & Information Management Solutions
Our clients include a diverse and global mix of Fortune 500 companies as well as many of our nation’s Federal Agencies.
We offer end-to-end Knowledge Management consulting and Information Management solutions, from initial strategy and road-mapping, to software selection, design, implementation, migration, operations, and system maintenance. Our proven methodologies are unique for their focus and engagement of the end users throughout the process, ensuring effective change management and user buy-in at every stage of the process. We also focus on practical and iterative engagements that consistently show tangible process and allow for course corrections where necessary. Our approach focuses on defining clear return on investment for our customers and demonstrating business value at every turn.
We possess proven expertise in a wide range of Knowledge Management and Information Management disciplines, including taxonomy consulting and metadata design solutions, content and document management, records management, web design and usability, content strategy and migration, data warehouse and business intelligence, training, and change management. The underlying theme of all of these services is the capture, management, and presentation of information in ways that are most natural and beneficial to end users. In recognition of our thought leadership in these areas, KMWorld named PPC’s services amongst their trend-setting KM products in 2010 and 2011. In 2012, KMWorld identified PPC as one of the 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management.
PPC provides Communications and Outreach Support for development and launch of the TRI University Challenge, and to engage TRI Stakeholders. PPC supported EPA’s efforts to find innovative uses for TRI data while empowering communities with information about chemical releases.
PPC built a performance measurement tracking system for the program, through which industrial firms volunteer to try innovative energy efficiency techniques.
Reaching and Teaching the People Who Protect Our Drinking Water Supply
PPC performed a complete assessment of OST’s past and present performance measures, evaluating the measures not only for their results, but for their ability to provide OST management with actionable information.
In collaboration with the FDA, this team developed a computerized, web-based drug-comparison system. The system is based on a single, centralized source of information--a Medical Repository that combines an ever-increasing number of drug name databases--accessible from a standard web browser.
PPC submitted a feasibility study to managers at the Fortune 50 company that clearly relayed the interests of stakeholders in energy and environmental information management, and defined business requirements and gaps in technology, people, process and governance.
EPA, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Green Suppliers Network - Strategic Support
PPC worked with the EPA to enhance the Educator's Visitor Center web site making it more user-friendly, interactive, interesting, engaging and perhaps most importantly accessible to 5-9th graders.
Helping 20,000 People Make Their Own Choices: The Human Resources Portal at NIH.
Integrating Strategic Planning and Performance Measurement to Support Informed Decision Making
Preserving and Maintaining Our History
Getting Managers and Congress the Information They Need to Make Decisions.
How to Measure and Manage $40 Billion in Projects: PARS - Project Assessment and Reporting System
PPC's Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance for the PTO
The PayItGreen Alliance (a coalition of financial services companies) needed real environmental benefits to educate consumers and businesses about the positive impact of choosing electronic payments, bills, and statements.
A Case Study on How Wiki Technology Can Be Leveraged to Create a Powerful Enterprise Social Media Collaborative Site
The ePub Prototype at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Classification. The benefits of storing documents as correctly tagged XML data are enormous. Building a successful authoring system requires an in-depth understanding of the client’s environment and business processes, as well as their stated requirements. The ePub project has been very successful for DOE.
Hamilton Sunstrand wanted a centralized experience for its 15,000 employees in Connecticut, Illinois, and Southern California--and wanted it quickly. It hired PPC in late 2000 to develop an enterprise-wide portal, My Hamilton Sunstrand, using Plumtree Corporate Portal 4.0.
PPC was given the challenge to redesign the ETBS with the goal of consolidating equipment, increasing utilization, reducing software license fees, and hardware maintenance costs.
A PPC team of knowledge management, IT application, and environmental issues specialists worked intensively with USPS environmental staff to identify the content they needed, the electronic tools they needed, and their own capabilities. The result, the U.S. Postal Service Environmental Portal.
PPC's Cloud Realization Services advise our customers on strategies to meet GSA's Cloud First policy. Cloud Roadmapping is how we at PPC get our clients to the Cloud. Our Cloud consulting services help you build for a successful Enterprise Architecture.
System dynamics modeling in the professional arena allows for in-depth understanding of how systems work and can help facilitate cost-effective responses.
This volume is a worthwhile investment for anyone involved in process improvement. It is not a book that you pick up, read from cover to cover, and then put on a shelf to gather dust.
This paper introduces IT financial management as a critical aspect of an organizational IT strategy. It specifically provides an overview of how costs incurred by the IS enterprise in support of the business units can be recovered. In this discussion, we address the major opportunities, considerations, approaches, and benefits for implementing and/or modifying IT chargeback schemes in an organization.
Having recognised the need for master-data management what is the appropriate architecture for a company?
Without portal governance guiding processes, developing policies and procedures, and maintaining authority, portal projects risk absolute failure.
This paper categorizes software systems that support different knowledge management activities based on their capabilities and functionality.
BPM provides a springboard to business innovation, allowing organizations to dramatically improve such activities as recruiting and hiring, budget formulation and reporting, inventory management, and customer service and support.
This document is intended for use as coding guidelines when designing and developing portlets. It is not a primer for portlet developers as it does not address the fundamentals of portlet programming.
At its heart, SOA is about a fundamental restructuring of the software systems that have historically empowered our business successes.
Effective oversight is critical to good project management, and an integral part of effective oversight is Independent Validation and Verification (IV&V) of project efforts.
Given today’s regulatory compliance requirements and SOA tendencies it is highly important that data be defined and disbursed throughout the enterprise consistently. To do this effectively a company must define its key data and govern how it will change.
Enterprise Information Management framework refers to an ecosystem of business and IT applications that are involved in creation, movement, integration and delivery of good quality information at the point of action. Vital to the success of EIM is an integrated technology platform and business-driven governance.
The purpose of implementing EIM is to elevate “Corporate Information” to “Corporate Asset.”
Working with a with a global insurance brokerage, PPC developed a solution to automate the firm’s policy renewal process. The foundation of the solution was an enterprise-scale BPM engine, capable of deploying future process automation solutions to address multiple challenges.
This paper defines potential returns that may come from the consideration, design, and implementation of a business taxonomy at the outset of your organization’s information management initiatives. The paper discusses the benefits a well-designed business taxonomy may offer to your users for the storage and management, findability, and overarching interoperability of information and information systems.
Whether creating a website, portal, or application, taking the time to understand your user base and what they need allows you to take an average offering and make it outstanding. Understanding users includes understanding that whatever you build for them will need to evolve over time. This is a natural part of the development process and, when planned for, it is easy to incorporate user-centered design and usability into everything you develop.
Applying Knowledge Continuity Management (KCM) Strategies While Meeting Environmental Goals
PKM: Integrating the disciplines of both project and knowledge management.
It is expected that the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) will increasingly focus on ROI metrics used by agencies in their SSPPs to be confident that the greenhouse gas goals are being pursued in a cost effective way.
Governance enables the consistent management of information assets and associated processes, aligned with organizational vision and ensures that the organization’s information grows sustainably and provides the expected value and ROI.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution to the optimal usage of both folksonomy and taxonomy in content management.
This paper examines the reasons, benefits, potential concerns, and key technical considerations when migrating from Oracle WebCenter User Interaction portal product to Drupal.
Key Considerations When Implementing a Taxonomy in Drupal
This white paper looks at the best practices guidelines for various aspects of taxonomy design.
This white paper aims to help organizations understand the criteria of a healthy wiki, measure the effectiveness of their wikis, and become better equipped to identify problems and measure progress towards performance goals.
The goal of this paper is to define a SharePoint governance strategy that will be easy to follow, enforce, and communicate to your SharePoint 2010 users,managers, and administrators.
To be successful in business, employees and collaborators must be able to share knowledge and exchange information about common interests, duties, and job functions. Online communities offer an excellent platform for individuals to easily share, reuse, and adapt information across normal organizational boundaries.
This whitepaper describes the benefits of using Column-Based databases over traditional Row-Based databases for Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing.
- Alternatives Analysis
- Budget Systems
- Business Intelligence
- Business Taxonomy
- Cloud Migration
- Content Management
- Content Migration
- Data Governance
- Data Management
- Data Modeling
- Data Personalization
- Data Visualization
- Document Management
- Document Repositories
- Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance
- Energy Management
- Energy Optimization
- Energy Policy
- Enterprise Architecture
- Improved Search
- Industrial Energy Efficiency
- Information Management
- Knowledge Management
- Social Media
- Benchmarking Studies
- Data Visualization
- Institutional Memory
- Life Cycle Assessments
- Master Data Management
- Metadata Strategy
- Mobile Applications
- Open Source
- Performance Budgeting
- Performance Management
- Program Management
- Project Management
- Records Management
- Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
- Software Development
- Sustainable Information Technology
- Sustainable Transportation
- Systems Development
- Taxonomy Design
- Taxonomy Consulting
- Business Taxonomy
- Taxonomy Workshops
- Content Tagging
- Content Audits
- Thesaurus Creation
- Enterprise Taxonomy
- Content Mapping
- Taxonomy Maintenance
- Gap Analysis
- Training and Outreach
- Training Development and Coordination
- Transportation Systems
- Usability Testing
- Vendor Tool Selection
- Web Design
- Project Briefings
- Requirement/Goal Analysis
- Brand Analysis
- Platform Analysis
- Cost of Development Analysis
- Technology Analysis
- Compliance Analysis
- Analytics Requirements
- Team/Collaboration Requirements
- Lexicon Building
- User Interface (UI) Design
- Requirement/Goal Analysis
- Analytics Analysis
- Graphic Design / Layout
- Site Architecture
- Site map development
- Technology Integration
- Lexicon/Library Structure
- User Experience (UX) Mockups
- Live wireframe mockups
- A/B testing
- Open Source Content Management System (CMS)
- Others (Expression Engine, Ruby, Wordpress)
- Commercial CMS
- Sharepoint 2007, 2010, 2012
- Alfresco (Enterprise Document Management)
- Project Management
- Designers/Front-End/Back-End Team Collaboration Briefing
- Requirements and Workflow Adjustments
- Lexicon/Library/Resource Check
- Revision Control (GIT, TFS)
- Development/Staging/Production/Hosting Server
- Quality Control
- Front-end Developers
- Stylization (CSS)
- Code Quality Control
- Back-end Developers
- Project Management
- SQL, Database
- Quality Control Testing
- Goal/Requirements Testing and Assurance
- Milestones/Alpha/Beta builds and Test
- Compliance Testing (508)
- Review Documentation
- Transferring of Data/Code/Assets
- Post Production
- AB Testing
- Lesson's Learned Review
- Project Briefings