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About The281Group

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At the The281Group, a virtual company, we deploy proven solutions that empower firms and individuals to organize, find, govern and share information across teams and their customers.  Leave nothing to chance.

Areas we address are:

•  SaaS project administration and coordination

•  Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and  compliance assistance

•  Ongoing support for projects

•  Change Management

•  SAP Solution Manager

•  Offshore team management and collaboration

•  California Local and State Government Projects and Sub-projects

•  Federal Government Projects and Sub-projects

Click on the Contact Us email link in the Main Menu and tell us what your needs are and how we can help you.  And visit our Our Affilites Page for software solutions that can meet the needs of your business.

 

The281Group is a California Certified Small Business using California State Project Management Methodology (CA-PMM) - Supplier #  1743701

The281Group is a certified United States Veteran Administration VetBiz Company  

NSA (National Security Agency) ARC Registration # 19264

 

Project Administration and Coordination

Successful projects require a disciplined approch to documenting, planning, organizing, securing, reporting and managing recources to achieve specific goals.  We provide the resources to meet these goals.  We can centralize your projects and streamline your tasks and processes across multiple projects.  We can provide project administration, management or supplement your team with our affiliate/partner project solutions.  We can free your staff for more productive activity, thus saving you money.  We can provide you with project administration, time tracking, collaboration, team management, document management, expense tracking and reporting.  Leave nothing to chance.  

Our LiquidPlanner is a breath of fresh air for online project management.  Great for distributed teams.  It has predictive scheduling, dynamic collaboration and easy time tracking.  It supports all project methodologies such as traditional, Scrum, PMI, Prince2, etc.  We have build a PMI project framework that follows the PMI methodology.  This framework includes over 70 document templates.  This allows a client to create a project plan with all supporting documents in a matter of minutes.  

Our Yodiz Agile Scrum Tool & Issue Tracker is one of the better online Scrum tools available.  It too is great for distributed team collaboration using its live chat feature which includes project and discession rooms.  You can create Issues, User Stories and Epics by email.  It has hooks to Zendesk and others.  It has SCM Intergration to tools such as Git, Assembla, Mercurial and others.  Perfect tool for your Scrum development.  

 

SaaS and On-demand Project Management

SaaS and On-demand project management, project coordination as well as project management software and the SaaS business model offer you unique advantages, allowing you to collaborate within your organization as well as with your partners, suppliers and customers and focus on successfully managing your projects rather than worry about purchasing, installing and maintaining software or hardware.  Leave nothing to chance.

 

Ongoing Support

The281Group will support software maintenance plans provided by our clients.  We also provide assistance deploying product enhancements and upgrades, and direct support for custom implementations and integrations.  Leave nothing to chance.

 

Offshore Team Management and Collaboration

Offshore team management and collaboration for software development is rapidly becoming the norm. The offshore team management and collaboration model has evolved over the years into a relatively mature approach supporting new development as well as production support.  Leave nothing to chance.

 

SAP Solution Manager

SAP Solution Manager is a software product that supports the whole of processes that defines a complete method to implement the Enterprise Resource Planning SAP ERP software in an organization. The SAP implementation method described in this entry is a generic method and not a specific implementation method as such. It is based on best practices and case studies from various literature sources and presents a collection of processes and products that make up a complete implementation method to allow any organization to plan and execute the implementation of SAP software.  Leave nothing to chance.

 

Confidentiality

We understand that compliance, change control and projects are confidential activities.  As such we will not publish, sell, distribute or lease your personal information unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.  Please see our Privacy Policy.  To further secure your confidentiality we can open accounts in our name with any of our affiliates for you.  Leave nothing to chance.

 

Sarbanes-Oxley

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (often shortened to SOX) is legislation enacted in response to the high-profile Enron and WorldCom financial scandals to protect shareholders and the general public from accounting errors and fraudulent practices in the enterprise. The act is administered by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which sets deadlines for compliance and publishes rules on requirements. Sarbanes-Oxley is not a set of business practices and does not specify how a business should store records; rather, it defines which records are to be stored and for how long.

The legislation not only affects the financial side of corporations, it also affects the IT departments whose job it is to store a corporation's electronic records. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act states that all business records, including electronic records and electronic messages, must be saved for "not less than five years." The consequences for non-compliance are fines, imprisonment, or both. IT departments are increasingly faced with the challenge of creating and maintaining a corporate records archive in a cost-effective fashion that satisfies the requirements put forth by the legislation.   

We are a member of Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Professionals Association (SOXCPA).    Leave nothing to chance.

 

Change Happens

Change happens.  The problem is managing the change successfully in an ever-increasing complex environment especially when there's geographically distributed teams. Additionally you need to document and create a history of change to meet process improvement processes, Sarbanes-Oxley, COBIT and audit requirements.   Leave nothing to chance.

 

Software as a Service

Whenever possible we use Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, Google Apps for Business and open source software to reduce the costs to our clients.  With Google Apps for Business we can share our calendars and documents with our clients who also use this software.