Pouring KL&A’s passion and knowledge of technology, business and fancy coffee into a blog.
Pouring KL&A’s passion and knowledge of technology, business and fancy coffee into a blog.
A Practical Project Planning Process

A Practical Project Planning Process

Blog Barista: Bob Marquis, CPA, PMP | May 24th, 2022 | Project Management | Brew time: 4 min
How much planning should go into a project? Over-planning is inefficient, but under-planning can lead to major project issues. This is why I’ve outlined some practical tips to help you find the right balance. First, understand that planning is hard work. It can be tedious and mentally draining. So, many of us try to avoid it. But in the long run, if we want a project to be easy and run smoothly, we have to work hard at planning it…

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Memories in the Making: John Leigh and Oakland University Athletics

Memories in the Making: John Leigh and Oakland University Athletics

Blog Barista: Isabella Forsthoffer | February 18, 2022 | Community | Brew time: 5 min
Nothing goes together better than college basketball and custom software, right? Starting as a marketing coordinator at KL&A this past December, I jumped right in on our partnership with Oakland University (OU) by helping on set of our company’s first ever commercial shoot which would be aired during OU basketball games…

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The Value of Earned Value

The Value of Earned Value

Blog Barista: Bob Marquis, CPA, PMP, PgMP | May 26, 2020 | Project Management | Brew time: 5 min
What does a project sponsor or project executive want to know about their project? In simplest terms, they want to know, “How are we doing? Is the project going as planned?” These questions, of course, cover a number of dimensions such as schedule, cost, quality, scope, and ultimately actual benefits. Looking at these factors gives us…

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KL&A’s Bob Marquis Obtains Esteemed Certification for Program Management

KL&A’s Bob Marquis Obtains Esteemed Certification for Program Management

OKEMOS, MI, April 19, 2021 — Kunz, Leigh & Associates (KL&A) congratulates Bob Marquis, one of KL&A’s most experienced and well-respected program management consultants, for obtaining the Program Management Professional (PgMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI). PMI is the global leader for those who work in project, program, and…

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The Detroit Free Press Declares Kunz, Leigh & Associates a 2020 Top Workplace

The Detroit Free Press Declares Kunz, Leigh & Associates a 2020 Top Workplace

Pandemic-Driven Feedback Sparks Significant Changes at KL&A
OKEMOS, MI, Nov. 9, 2020 — Kunz, Leigh & Associates (KL&A) has been named a Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press for the third year in a row.
In the midst of a global pandemic, KL&A is humbled to be named a Top Workplace during this unpredictable and challenging year. Of the 2,707 organizations invited to complete the survey this year, only 150 were recognized as Top Workplaces in Michigan…

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How Company Clubs Can Improve the Bottom Line

How Company Clubs Can Improve the Bottom Line

Blog Barista: Jessica Davis | July 15, 2020 | Workplace | Brew time: 5 min
KL&A has always encouraged employees to balance work and play. Our leadership even tries to strike this balance during the workdays as often as possible. We have various company clubs, ping-pong, team-based health challenges, chili cook-offs…

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Project Benefit Risk: An Auditor’s Analogy

Project Benefit Risk: An Auditor’s Analogy

The Likelihood of Achieving Expected Benefits
Blog Barista: Bob Marquis, CPA, PMP | July 1, 2020 | Project Management | Brew time: 5 min
Project managers typically concern themselves with risks that will cause project delays, budget overruns, resource constraints, etc. Usually, they don’t look at the risk to the value of the project itself, i.e. the risk that…

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A Practical Project Planning Process

A Practical Project Planning Process

Blog Barista: Bob Marquis, CPA, PMP | May 24th, 2022 | Project Management | Brew time: 4 min
How much planning should go into a project? Over-planning is inefficient, but under-planning can lead to major project issues. This is why I’ve outlined some practical tips to help you find the right balance. First, understand that planning is hard work. It can be tedious and mentally draining. So, many of us try to avoid it. But in the long run, if we want a project to be easy and run smoothly, we have to work hard at planning it…

Memories in the Making: John Leigh and Oakland University Athletics

Memories in the Making: John Leigh and Oakland University Athletics

Blog Barista: Isabella Forsthoffer | February 18, 2022 | Community | Brew time: 5 min
Nothing goes together better than college basketball and custom software, right? Starting as a marketing coordinator at KL&A this past December, I jumped right in on our partnership with Oakland University (OU) by helping on set of our company’s first ever commercial shoot which would be aired during OU basketball games…

Oakland University Signs Exclusive Agreement with Kunz, Leigh & Associates

Oakland University Signs Exclusive Agreement with Kunz, Leigh & Associates

OKEMOS, MI. — Kunz, Leigh and Associates (KL&A) is proud to announce an exclusive partnership with the athletics department of Oakland University, a public university with nearly 18,000 students located in Rochester, Michigan. This partnership recognizes KL&A as the Official IT Partner of Oakland University Athletics.

The Value of Earned Value

The Value of Earned Value

Blog Barista: Bob Marquis, CPA, PMP, PgMP | May 26, 2020 | Project Management | Brew time: 5 min
What does a project sponsor or project executive want to know about their project? In simplest terms, they want to know, “How are we doing? Is the project going as planned?” These questions, of course, cover a number of dimensions such as schedule, cost, quality, scope, and ultimately actual benefits. Looking at these factors gives us…

KL&A’s Bob Marquis Obtains Esteemed Certification for Program Management

KL&A’s Bob Marquis Obtains Esteemed Certification for Program Management

OKEMOS, MI, April 19, 2021 — Kunz, Leigh & Associates (KL&A) congratulates Bob Marquis, one of KL&A’s most experienced and well-respected program management consultants, for obtaining the Program Management Professional (PgMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI). PMI is the global leader for those who work in project, program, and…

The Detroit Free Press Declares Kunz, Leigh & Associates a 2020 Top Workplace

The Detroit Free Press Declares Kunz, Leigh & Associates a 2020 Top Workplace

Pandemic-Driven Feedback Sparks Significant Changes at KL&A
OKEMOS, MI, Nov. 9, 2020 — Kunz, Leigh & Associates (KL&A) has been named a Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press for the third year in a row.
In the midst of a global pandemic, KL&A is humbled to be named a Top Workplace during this unpredictable and challenging year. Of the 2,707 organizations invited to complete the survey this year, only 150 were recognized as Top Workplaces in Michigan…

How Company Clubs Can Improve the Bottom Line

How Company Clubs Can Improve the Bottom Line

Blog Barista: Jessica Davis | July 15, 2020 | Workplace | Brew time: 5 min
KL&A has always encouraged employees to balance work and play. Our leadership even tries to strike this balance during the workdays as often as possible. We have various company clubs, ping-pong, team-based health challenges, chili cook-offs…

Project Benefit Risk: An Auditor’s Analogy

Project Benefit Risk: An Auditor’s Analogy

The Likelihood of Achieving Expected Benefits
Blog Barista: Bob Marquis, CPA, PMP | July 1, 2020 | Project Management | Brew time: 5 min
Project managers typically concern themselves with risks that will cause project delays, budget overruns, resource constraints, etc. Usually, they don’t look at the risk to the value of the project itself, i.e. the risk that…

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