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Paragon has developed repeatable methodologies, tools, and processes to provide IT Governance planning, policy, Portfolio Management, and Project/Program Maturity Assessment to any organization. These were based on their years of experience working with private sector CIOs, that selecting the right IT investment and managing these investments successfully was the hardest part of the CIO’s job. IT Governance/PMO practice uses methodologies and processes that can allow organizations as large and complex as Department of Treasury manage their $3 billion portfolio in a structured manner. This structure, conforming with ClingerCohen Act/ OMB guidelines, provides the CIO the form and function to operate at the tactical level. Walter McCollum is excited to discuss 2009 Corporate Quality Assurance initiatives on conference call

Governance and PMO Support - Paragon has developed its unique methodology/ framework for providing enterprise governance and PMO support called ePMOds™. ePMOds™ is designed to provide an organization with a framework for standing up an Enterprise PMO and for establishing and institutionalizing a governance and Program Management process. IV&V – Paragon has combined the best practices of IEEE 1012 and PMI PMBOK™ into a single comprehensive and full-lifecycle IV&V process called SPIRE™, best suited for performing IV&V on large and complex IT projectsOur process is easily adaptable to any application implementation from new development involving custom software or COTS solutions. Business Intelligence – Paragon has brought industry experts in the area of Business Intelligence to the corporation and established a core practice around all of today’s modern Business Intelligence tool sets. Financial Management – Paragon has developed a unique process called PICTURE™ designed to make sense out of the complex requirements of Sarbanes Oxley governance requirements for the Federal sector (A-123) Enterprise Business Modernization – Paragon is a leader in the transformation of business process in the federal government, having supported the US Treasury’s modernization of their IT infrastructure implementing their balanced score card processes and assign their internal program management structure using OPM3 as a guideline. For the Department of Defense United States Transportation Command Paragon assists them in the establishment of the new distribution process that will more effectively support our US fighting forces.

Bobby Kimiavi is interrupted for an impromptu photo while reviewing Paragon invoices before they are sent out

Dr. Kimiavi and Ms. Hashemian, as first generation immigrants to the US, left their home country during political turmoil and faced obstacles such as learning a new language and a new culture on top of the formidable ones that exist for every new business. They responded by building a nationally recognized corporation and a top-caliber team, recruiting the best and the brightest, empowering them to achieve in the belief that performance in the end will outweigh any other barriers or obstacles. With no contacts in the Government or alliances with large Government integrators, they established a company that has become a leader in the Government professional services industry. The company has become a success through perseverance, persistency, and drive to line up partners and establish relationships within the targeted agencies Paragon has grown over 10 folds since 2004, managed organically and without any institutional funding, earning it an award as one of the Top Businesses of the Year by Minority Business magazine. Employees are encouraged to contribute beyond their position in the company, and new and innovative approaches to corporate and customer problems are openly solicited. The company strives to identify young achievers, assigning them more seasoned professionals to work with and to mentor them in the company and in the business of professional services. Ms. Hashemian, as an active member of the Women In Technology (WIT) Special Interest Group, helps new female entrepreneurs as well as Women-in-Government. Paragon’s favorite charities include Doctors Without Borders, Relief International, Save Darfur, Innocence at Risk, St. Jude Hospital, and NIH’s Children Inn. Tel +1.703.734.71102

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