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Whether you’re managing a particular project or a broad portfolio of activities, we have an enterprise understanding and decades of experience to help you optimize results.
When standing up or helping improve a PMO, Edwards draws on our proprietary playbook, “the Edwards Management System” (EMS). This framework is filled with templates and resources that can easily be customized to meet a wide range of client needs and ensures that we consistently provide the highest quality PMO support.
We begin each engagement by establishing project complexity using our proprietary Enterprise Complexity Matrix (ECM). Next, we create a project management plan (PMP), which identifies how Edwards will implement and/or deploy a suite of tools, technologies, metrics, and reporting in conjunction with existing enterprise measures, tools, and processes.
Using our Edwards Management System (EMS) framework, which aligns with both CMMI Level 3 for Services and ISO 9001:2015, we help clients mature their PMOs and associated governance programs while improving their use of PMO best practices. Our clients consistently experience increased PMO buy-in and effectiveness across their organization.
Edwards will enable Maryland’s Agile transformation through a combination of our staff, our tools, and proactive knowledge transfer and training. Our staff are highly certified in Agile methodologies, and we also have a proprietary software framework, ECHO, that provides simultaneous program reporting support for Agile, waterfall, and hybrid projects. Our approach also includes mentoring and training to help project teams understand the benefits of Agile—getting them excited about embracing new methods in a way that empowers their performance as opposed to mindless compliance.
Edwards is committed to ensuring Maryland state departments and businesses understand and properly institute cybersecurity—protecting themselves, their constituents, and the infrastructure of our great state.
Compliance and risk assessments provide a baseline of your organization, information systems, and assets to identify organizational risks. Our standards-based assessments (HIPAA, NIST, CMMC, DFARS, etc.) uncover the gaps to help you understand your risk posture and management strategies – establishing a plan of action based on business needs. Risk Management as a Service (RMaaS) provides risk assessment, compliance assessment, and cybersecurity risk management services, tailored for your organizational needs, including
Security Governance as a Service (SGaaS) is increasingly a go-to option to add value to the management, implementation, and oversight of cybersecurity complexities. Our in-house cyber team brings decades of security program, CISO, penetration testing, and assessment experience.
We utilize a “Governance” model to guide and manage the full cybersecurity picture, customizing it for your organization. We also provide reporting through dashboards, delivering strategic insight into the health and maturity of your program throughout its life cycle.
Edwards helps you build an outcomes-focused cybersecurity program – and then continues to support that program through management and governance. Our solution approaches security from every angle, addressing Risk, Compliance, Policy, Security Project, and Vulnerability Management.
Edwards plays a role in nearly every aspect of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) ecosystem — training and education, audits, and certification. Currently, Edwards supports Organizations Seeking Certification (OSC) as a Registered Provider Organization (RPO) and prospective Certified Third Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO). We are also Licensed Training Provider (LTP) and Licensed Partner Publisher (LPP), developing training and providing CMMC-AB certified classes to organizations and individuals planning to take CMMC-AB certification exams or utilize other LPP curriculum. View our full services on our CMMC page.
Edwards Performance Solutions is a Maryland-based company that for over 25 years has supported a wide array of both government and commercial clients. Our passion is enabling operational excellence and mission success. We have long-standing relationships with multiple customers who trust us to meet both their management consulting and cybersecurity needs.
Our assessment teams are experts in numerous security frameworks including, NIST 800-53, NIST 800-171, NIST CSF, HIPAA, CMMC, and CMS MARS-E. This experience in assessing complex environments allows us to combine risks and controls across multiple systems and the enterprise, providing a comprehensive view of your enterprise risks. Once the assessment is complete, we organize your remediation items into actionable, prioritized projects – enabling you to effectively advance your security posture.
Edwards is well known for our robust program management history, but in the project management world scheduling is our sweet spot! Beyond the tools and discipline of scheduling, we help change organizational cultures to embrace the value of scheduling done right. Whether it’s a mammoth, highly integrated master schedule or a project-specific schedule, we have the expertise and passion to help align—and wow—your stakeholders, ensuring everyone meets their goals.
We boast executive-level expertise with process-improvement approaches and cybersecurity, and we know how to combine the two to ensure peace of mind and outstanding results!
As a PMI A.T.P., we are approved to offer training in project management and issue professional development units (PDUs) to meet the continuing education requirements needed by PMI credential holders.
As a CMMI SVC Level 3 maturity organization, the message to our current and potential customers is that if Edwards is being given a project, they will complete the work in the allotted time and at the price quoted for the project.
As a ServiceNow Services Partner, we provide the skills and expertise for delivering successful ServiceNow implementations, ensuring competence and smooth delivery of ServiceNow implementations.
As a Microsoft Silver Certified Partner, we are a Project Partner and Solutions Provider; as well as Enterprise Solutions Provider for Microsoft® Project Professional and Project Server.
ISO 9001:2015 certification ensures that our business delivers a consistent level of quality to its customers by having well defined and regularly reviewed processes and procedures.
As a SAFe Transformation Partner, we have access to SAFe intellectual property, toolkits, enablement, and downloads. We help our customers achieve better alignment, cadence, synchronization, and collaboration.
As a Licensed Training Partner (LTP), we provide training to participants wanting CMMC education.
As a candidate Certified Third-Party Assessor Organization (C3PAO), we provide formal assessments to OSCs.
As a Registered Practitioner Organization (RPO), we provide pre-assessment services to OSCs looking to prepare for a formal CMMC assessment.
As a Licensed Publisher Partner (LPP), we create and provide curriculum for CMMC education.