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February 16, 2002

03 00050 61 02021601

Mr. Garold L. Johnson
Dynamic Alternatives

Subject:   Com Metrics Scope of Services Review

Dear Gary,

Eureka -- congratulations all of the links were successful in your letter on February 14, 2002.

Using Microsoft Word and Outlook for linking to specific anchors using addressability in the record is a big step toward a culture of knowledge that strengthens collaboration and productivity.

If time permits, please comment on Morris' ideas for converting Microsoft programs into SDS, per the discussion on January 10, 2002.

A letter to DCMA on February 13 encouraged consideration to specify Com Metrics for requirements to use good management that strengthens contract performance. Comments in your letter, also, on February 13, appear to support the proposition that express requirements are necessary because the current national emergency demands improvement. As called out by the Secretary of Defense on January 31, 2002, speaking at the War College, the nation cannot wait for people to get ready to use good management. We need reasonable proactive steps to empower improvement.

This initiative can be aided by your comments on the scope of services for Com Metrics in relation to your experience on the Boeing project. The US Army Corps of Engineers promulgated requirements based on experience using SDS, and you have some arms length experience with SDS, plus a lot of experience managing the Boeing project. This provides grounds to formulate requirements for future projects to address concerns raised in your letter about challenges ahead for improving contract performance.

You make a good point that intelligence entails acquiring knowledge, and this new resource of organizational memory is used to guide daily work so that mistakes are reduced. Note that this intelligence process is incorporated into the requirements for Com Metrics. If time permits, your comments on implementing this scope for project management would be very helpful.

In any case, I am grateful for progress on linking the record, as demonstrated by your letter, and that you support using SDS on the job. We need to continue this practice and widen the circle of advocates for using technology that improves management; and we also need to find an opportunity for you to begin using SDS.



Rod Welch

Copy to:

  1. Morris Jones, Intel
  2. Stuart Harrow, DCMA