Sometimes we are asked why a small company like Rite-Solutions is a Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) and International Organization for Standards (ISO) certified organization. Obtaining certification requires time and resources—two things small businesses don’t have an abundance of. For three primary reasons, we find it worth the investment and something that all companies [...]
The post Case Studies: The Benefits of Blended Learning, authored by Rite-Solutions' Catriona Barbato, was recently featured on trainingindustry.com. Cat's post gives examples of how two very different organizations implemented and benefitted from their blended learning initiatives.
The post Four Ways to Improve the Acquisition Process, authored by Rite-Solutions' co-founder Joe Marino, was recently featured in Signal Magazine online. Joe offers four recommendations to can improve the acquisition process, create an innovative environment and get new technologies to the battlespace more quickly. Delivering innovative technologies into the hands of warfighters requires streamlined acquisition processes. [...]
The post Best Practices for Blended Learning, authored by Rite-Solutions' Catriona Barbato, was recently featured on trainingindustry.com. Cat's post can help determine if blended learning is right for your organization, and get you started on the right foot.
When you begin to see changes in your organization resulting from the recommendations in this blog series, it’s time for the sixth step in developing an innovative climate: Begin a recognize and reward campaign. So far, you’re doing it all "rite." You care about employees, so they care about the company. You trust them [...]
By George Selix, former Executive Director of Content Management at USAA The content management group at USAA, as in many companies, builds and maintains content used in training & development programs at the company. The team also manages the company’s knowledge base—which turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Referred to as Knowledge [...]
Does it get any better than this? If you’ve been following the steps in this blog series, you now have caring and trusted employees. You have people giving you input and you have a mechanism for applying their intellectual bandwidth to illuminate the best way forward for your business. You have a bunch of [...]
Simplifying System Architecture and Reducing the Technology Stack Improves System Performance, Maintenance, and Security
A compelling example of how simplifying system architecture can provide significant operational improvements is a monitoring system used on U.S. Navy submarines. Over the last three years, Rite-Solutions has radically re-architected the system's design and reduced the technology stack to better meet the Navy’s needs, including: Reduce system maintenance costs Improve the system’s ability [...]
(Don't mess this part up!) In the meaningful relationship puzzle, you (the leader) have everything to gain and everything to lose. If you invest the time to implement an Ask program (the third step) without simultaneously implementing a Listen program, you have wasted your time. Employees will quickly decide to not spend their intellectual [...]
As you hang up the phone, you immediately start planning the presentation you were just asked to give. You think about the material you need to pull together from all the different sources. You scour the network looking for company background text that Corporate Communications approved for external use. You learn the product specs [...]