Project Scheduling Assistance

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RFP Number: 11-011-C1

Project Title: Project Scheduling Assistance

Name and Address of Proposer:

Michael H. Azma,
Managing Partner
Genesis Technology Services Group LLC.
3311 Starline Dr.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, 90275
Phone: (310) 514-2000, Fax: (310) 424-2990
Email: MAzma@GenesisGroupLLC.net

In Collaboration with:
Professor Ardavan Asef-Vaziri
Department of Systems and Operations Management,
College of Business and Economics, California State University 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA, 91330-8378
Phone: 818-677-3637
Email: ardavan.asef-vaziri@csun.edu

We are pleased to submit this proposal in response to your RFP 11-011-C1, to provide a description of how we could address your needs for technical assistance in project management/scheduling services, to provide highly effective support for your program and project management activities.

Based on our extensive experience in providing project management related consulting and training services, we recognize the significance of securing the right consulting resources to assist you in overseeing the successful completion of the portfolio of projects deemed vital in carrying out your mandated planning program activities in a timely manner. Therefore, we strongly feel that by being a small consulting firm, consisting of highly experienced and knowledgeable management and technical consultants, we could provide you with the right resources throughout your program in a very cost- and service-effective manner.

In addition to our own consulting staff, we have also teamed up with Professor Ardavan Asef-Vaziri of the department of Systems and Operations Management of California State University, to collaborate on this proposal as well as participate in consulting services on this project.

We look forward to having the opportunity to discuss your project needs in more details to explore the possibility of partnering with you in your future endeavor.

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Michael H. Azma
Managing Partner
GTSG LLC
3311 Starline Dr.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, 90275
Phone: 310-514-2000, Fax: 310-424-2990
Email: MAzma@GenesisGroupLLC.net

1- Background Information

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is structured as a Joint Powers Authority governed by 84 member Regional Council, responsible for planning activities for the counties in southern California including Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Imperial counties.

The scope of the SCAG’s planning activities include addressing issues related to transportation, solid waste management, air quality and housing in regional areas, or those mandated by the federal government or SCAG’s governing board.

SCAG
Regional Council
Planning Scope

SCAG
Regional Council
Planning Scope

In any given year, the ongoing planning activities of SCAG requires the successful and timely completion of a number of sequential or concurrent projects (ranging from 50 to 100) to be carried out at different locations with their own local project managers and resources.

The overall critical success factor in meeting the planning requirements of SCAG is to establish a highly effective structure to manage the execution of all underlying projects in a way to assure their successful completion while meeting their scope of work, budget and time constraints as well the high quality of project deliverables expected from their completion.

As is standard in the industry, the most effective structure for managing a high budget, multi-project environment is the establishment of a Program Management Office (PMO) to oversee the successful execution of the entire portfolio of defined projects. Through the structure of the PMO, the Program Management Officer is enabled to oversee and coordinate the execution of all projects through close working relationship with all assigned project managers to: *...
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