When things all around you are moving at the speed of light, it’s reassuring when you know that the work that has already been done by your team means that everything is going to be just fine. You know this because it is the result of careful planning and execution by a focused and motivated team.

This was certainly the case recently when netlogx attended and presented on various topics at the 2013 Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference (MESC) in Charleston, South Carolina. I was able to get on the plane and know for sure that the requirements had been carefully gathered and formulated, the various risks assessed, and a plan developed to use the resources in the most efficient and effective manner to meet the goals and objectives set. The bottom line was that this team knew what to do, how to do it, and when to do it. They also knew what to do should variances arise.

Like all projects should, it began with a detailed review of lessons learned from previous conferences, as well as any other projects that might have something worth considering. Like all projects should, it had a sponsor, stakeholders, a good Project Manager, and solid Project Management processes. This is the netlogx way of doing things. This is our quest to do things better, faster, and cheaper.

It was wonderful to see team-members grow in their roles and gain the confidence to tackle more — and more complex — problems. I was proud of a team that didn’t just want to do things the way they had always been done, but instead chose to look for ways to be creative and follow our core values.

One creative way the team chose to express our core values was to view the conference as an opportunity to support the community hosting it. Instead of renting furniture for our booth, we purchased our furniture in Charleston and donated it all to a local women’s shelter once the conference had ended. I wish you all could have seen the look on the face of the lady who came to collect our donation. It was a look of pure gratitude — and a little disbelief.

At netlogx, this matters. We are about communities and the jobs that are needed to fuel them, but we are also about ensuring that we care for all and give back to those who need it most.

It was a moment when I was so very proud to work for a wonderful team who did just that.