Uplifting communities and organizations working toward an equitable Iowa

We specialize in empowering organizations and marginalized communities through education, research and advocacy.

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Providing organizations with expertise, education, and empowerment

Strategy & Planning


Government organizations face pivotal moments where establishing or revisiting key decisions, directional positioning, and goal or objective alignment can be imperative to success. These organizational inflection points can be the result of mergers/divestitures, policy or regulatory changes, political shifts, or funding availability. Whether these plans are technical (e.g., Agency Information Management Plans, Feasibility Studies, etc.) or policy focused (e.g., processing improvement plans, constituent management strategies, etc.), we have experienced team members who can help.




Business Requirement Development


Business requirements for the development of a new system are a vital communication tool from the operational side of the agency to the technical teams responsible for automation. As a firm experienced with implementation services, we can effectively support your team in eliciting and documenting the business imperatives into an unambiguous and testable framework (e.g., business requirements matrix) for your implementation team. Our team can also support your business and policy staff in considering technical alternatives when addressing your business requirements through the design process (e.g., joint application design, or JAD, sessions).




RFP Development & Procurement Support


Going to market for a new system or complex services can be daunting. Often departments or agencies struggle to create a solicitation document to get all the assistance required while managing budget and vendor expectations. FARO’s procurement and vendor management team can work with you to develop a procurement approach that meets your needs and encourages potential vendors to actively compete for the opportunity to work with your organization.




Organizational Change Management (OCM)


Implementing a new system or policy is a challenging task, but the key objective is ensuring that the performing organization embraces the change. FARO specializes in multiple levels of change support: from simply training staff to helping with business process changes, to orchestrating a complete transformation execution; FARO has experienced professionals that can apply experience, lessons learned, and leading practices to your organization that break down the barriers to success.




IV&V (Systems Level) & PMO Work


Independent verification and validation (IV&V) provides important insight to executive sponsors about the performance of a project team. FARO offers specific technical assistance to the IV&V process to add a deeper architectural view into code, system designs, and software configurations than can be traditionally achieved during IV&V. Think of FARO as a way to “turbo charge” your IV&V process with senior systems professionals that can go toe-to-toe with even the most challenging system implementations.




Technology Business Management (TBM)


Getting IT to operate with greater business relevance is often a priority for operations where transparency into cost allocation is vital to operations (e.g., where OMB A-87 cost recovery rules apply) or where IT cost management is critical (e.g., where benchmarks against alternatives is required). FARO has a team of experienced IT operations, IT cost management, and performance analytics experts that can work with your team to provide the insight needed to do just that, including helping prepare to implement a TBM solution (e.g., Apptio).





Anti-Oppression Trainings


Diversity and Inclusion trainings don't go far enough. It's not about asking people to accommodate people from marginalized communities. It's about causing a radical change of mind and heart with the facts and history of our people. Learn More





Anti-Oppression Trainings


Diversity and Inclusion trainings don't go far enough. It's not about asking people to accommodate people from marginalized communities. It's about causing a radical change of mind and heart with the facts and history of our people. Learn More





Strategy & Planning


Government organizations face pivotal moments where establishing or revisiting key decisions, directional positioning, and goal or objective alignment can be imperative to success. These organizational inflection points can be the result of mergers/divestitures, policy or regulatory changes, political shifts, or funding availability. Whether these plans are technical (e.g., Agency Information Management Plans, Feasibility Studies, etc.) or policy focused (e.g., processing improvement plans, constituent management strategies, etc.), we have experienced team members who can help.




Business Requirement Development


Business requirements for the development of a new system are a vital communication tool from the operational side of the agency to the technical teams responsible for automation. As a firm experienced with implementation services, we can effectively support your team in eliciting and documenting the business imperatives into an unambiguous and testable framework (e.g., business requirements matrix) for your implementation team. Our team can also support your business and policy staff in considering technical alternatives when addressing your business requirements through the design process (e.g., joint application design, or JAD, sessions).




RFP Development & Procurement Support


Going to market for a new system or complex services can be daunting. Often departments or agencies struggle to create a solicitation document to get all the assistance required while managing budget and vendor expectations. FARO’s procurement and vendor management team can work with you to develop a procurement approach that meets your needs and encourages potential vendors to actively compete for the opportunity to work with your organization.




Organizational Change Management (OCM)


Implementing a new system or policy is a challenging task, but the key objective is ensuring that the performing organization embraces the change. FARO specializes in multiple levels of change support: from simply training staff to helping with business process changes, to orchestrating a complete transformation execution; FARO has experienced professionals that can apply experience, lessons learned, and leading practices to your organization that break down the barriers to success.




IV&V (Systems Level) & PMO Work


Independent verification and validation (IV&V) provides important insight to executive sponsors about the performance of a project team. FARO offers specific technical assistance to the IV&V process to add a deeper architectural view into code, system designs, and software configurations than can be traditionally achieved during IV&V. Think of FARO as a way to “turbo charge” your IV&V process with senior systems professionals that can go toe-to-toe with even the most challenging system implementations.




Technology Business Management (TBM)


Getting IT to operate with greater business relevance is often a priority for operations where transparency into cost allocation is vital to operations (e.g., where OMB A-87 cost recovery rules apply) or where IT cost management is critical (e.g., where benchmarks against alternatives is required). FARO has a team of experienced IT operations, IT cost management, and performance analytics experts that can work with your team to provide the insight needed to do just that, including helping prepare to implement a TBM solution (e.g., Apptio).





Anti-Oppression Trainings


Diversity and Inclusion trainings don't go far enough. It's not about asking people to accommodate people from marginalized communities. It's about causing a radical change of mind and heart with the facts and history of our people. Learn More





Strategy & Planning


Government organizations face pivotal moments where establishing or revisiting key decisions, directional positioning, and goal or objective alignment can be imperative to success. These organizational inflection points can be the result of mergers/divestitures, policy or regulatory changes, political shifts, or funding availability. Whether these plans are technical (e.g., Agency Information Management Plans, Feasibility Studies, etc.) or policy focused (e.g., processing improvement plans, constituent management strategies, etc.), we have experienced team members who can help.




Business Requirement Development


Business requirements for the development of a new system are a vital communication tool from the operational side of the agency to the technical teams responsible for automation. As a firm experienced with implementation services, we can effectively support your team in eliciting and documenting the business imperatives into an unambiguous and testable framework (e.g., business requirements matrix) for your implementation team. Our team can also support your business and policy staff in considering technical alternatives when addressing your business requirements through the design process (e.g., joint application design, or JAD, sessions).




RFP Development & Procurement Support


Going to market for a new system or complex services can be daunting. Often departments or agencies struggle to create a solicitation document to get all the assistance required while managing budget and vendor expectations. FARO’s procurement and vendor management team can work with you to develop a procurement approach that meets your needs and encourages potential vendors to actively compete for the opportunity to work with your organization.




Organizational Change Management (OCM)


Implementing a new system or policy is a challenging task, but the key objective is ensuring that the performing organization embraces the change. FARO specializes in multiple levels of change support: from simply training staff to helping with business process changes, to orchestrating a complete transformation execution; FARO has experienced professionals that can apply experience, lessons learned, and leading practices to your organization that break down the barriers to success.




IV&V (Systems Level) & PMO Work


Independent verification and validation (IV&V) provides important insight to executive sponsors about the performance of a project team. FARO offers specific technical assistance to the IV&V process to add a deeper architectural view into code, system designs, and software configurations than can be traditionally achieved during IV&V. Think of FARO as a way to “turbo charge” your IV&V process with senior systems professionals that can go toe-to-toe with even the most challenging system implementations.




Technology Business Management (TBM)


Getting IT to operate with greater business relevance is often a priority for operations where transparency into cost allocation is vital to operations (e.g., where OMB A-87 cost recovery rules apply) or where IT cost management is critical (e.g., where benchmarks against alternatives is required). FARO has a team of experienced IT operations, IT cost management, and performance analytics experts that can work with your team to provide the insight needed to do just that, including helping prepare to implement a TBM solution (e.g., Apptio).





What are the lived experiences of Iowans from marginalized communities?

Our research tells the story of Iowans from marginalized communities. Our findings help shape policy that supports all Iowans.

80% of participants identified documentation and lack of state-issued ID as an issue for the Latinx community. Fear of driving without a valid state license deters community members from driving their children to school, going to work, and caring for their families.

 

Iowa is one of only 3 states that imposes a lifetime ban on voting for people with felony convictions, meaning that 65,000 individuals and nearly 10% of Iowa's African-American population cannot vote.

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