Program Management

Axiom has provided our clients with a broad range of program management services since the firm’s founding in 1996. We provide superior services to both Government and commercial clients, having supported more than 20 federal agencies.  Two of our largest clients are the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense Health Affairs (OASD/HA) and the Defense Health Agency (DHA). Over the years, the range and complexity of services has expanded, however our mission has remained the same —to deliver whatever our clients need to succeed.

Axiom’s approach relies on standardized processes and program management tools, including all phases of Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) and contract management throughout each phase of a project’s lifecycle. Axiom has customized the DoD 5000 series Project Management Model and the Project Management Institute (PMI) model to support our clients’ programs. The result is a management methodology that is structured and disciplined, yet flexible and creative.  Axiom’s Program Management Services Include:

Initiating Processes:

  • Identification of strategic goals and objectives
  • Formulation of Integrated Project Teams (IPT) with appropriate roles and responsibilities

Planning Processes:

  • Formulation of acquisition strategies, risk analysis and Program Management Plans
  • Creation of realistic government cost estimates and Work Breakdown Structures
  • Development of Integrated Master Plans and Integrated Master Schedules
  • Documentation of Quality Plans and project metrics
  • Establishing budget submissions
  • Developing acquisition packages and key deliverables

Executing Processes:

  • Supporting vendor selection
  • Execution of project budgets

Monitoring and Controlling Processes:

  • Managing vendors
  • Sustaining the Earned Value Management System (EVMS)

Project Closing:

  • Supporting comprehensive contract close-out with the Contracting Office
  • Documenting lessons learned

Although every client’s project is unique, these basic principles of our project management support remain constant:

  • Comprehensive assessments of client operations
  • Precisely defined goals and mission requirements
  • Logical, carefully scheduled project milestones
  • Tight and efficient budgeting of each task
  • Integrated program teams, composed of key stakeholders, coordinating the work effort
  • Thorough risk identification and mitigation
  • Superior quality products
  • Effective and timely communication between program teams, internal and external stakeholders
  • Documentation of every step along the road to success

Applying these basic principles, Axiom provides its clients with the full range of program support, from helping convey key messages to beneficiaries and end users, to providing data and analytical support for the program office, to supporting high-visibility meetings for government leaders.