Welcome To BlackBox Partners

BlackBox specializes in Instructor-led Training sessions in topics related to Project Management and Federal Contracting. We also maintain a Database Center of Excellence with a focus area in Business Intelligence anda Data Warehousing. We can provision a team with knowledgeable, experienced, senior IT consultants to meet project-specific requirements with an architectural and methodological approach. We provide IT project management in all stages of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) practice and have Certified Scrum Masters (CSM) on staff.

BlackBox Partners is a Texas-based business with offices in both Galveston, TX and the Washington DC area delivering a breadth of information technology (IT) solutions. The company is formed as a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) dedicated to providing Training, IT Services and staffing to the Federal Government with all the discipline and commitment of our past service. We offer solutions that support a wide variety of project initiatives specifically suited for the clients we serve.

Organizations have a need to keep skills in alignment with work processes. They must also develop their staff to work effectively with the people and processes that are essential to project success. BlackBox Knowledge can help.

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How to Avoid a Risk: Prudence

How to Avoid a Risk: Prudence

Prudence used to be one of the four cardinal virtues in the Greek world – along with justice, temperance, and courage.  Now prudence is a seldom-used word.  But it means to act with discretion and be practical in one’s affairs.  Such behavior is still a virtue.

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Relational databases hold the most valuable and essential information of an organization. Databases hold customer, financial and budgetary, employee, and inventory information and are crucial to modern business success. Organizations require experts with years of experience in an array of Database Administration Services to support both active application development and ongoing maintenance of existing database installations.

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Data Warehousing

Data Warehouses (DWs) and Business Intelligence (BI) platforms are essential tools in extracting the business value out of disparate data collected throughout organizations. They have become the method of choice for delivering executive reports, conducting trend analyses, forecasting, and providing competitive information to decision makers – especially for large data sets.

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Project Management

Projects have become integral to governmental and commercial organizations. In a world of increased competition and pressure to cut costs most organizations have adopted models of discrete projects with begin points, end points, deliverables, and performance measures. The success of many organizations depends on the portfolio of projects that are being conducted and the project managers charged with delivery.

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  • I’ve had the pleasure of taking two Project Management courses led by Bill Dannenmaier [CEO, BlackBox Partners].  Bill’s delivery resonated with all of the students which ranged from hew hires to upper management. The entire class was engaged through both week-long sessions and Bill did a great job of tailoring project management education for the oil and gas industry which I’ve worked in these past seven years.

    Curtis Prater, Project Engineer at PRT

  • Bill [Dannenmaier, CEO, BlackBox Partners] has the amazing ability of combining entertainment with technical knowledge – you never forget what he teaches! He is truly a unique person that always leaves a legacy whenever he is present. Rather than delivering dry material, Bill puts in the energy to understand his clients’ needs, customize his material, and deliver relevant and interesting training. Furthermore, I have seen him put in the extra 10% to give his students individual attention when they need it.

    Andrea Passman, Vice President, Planning and Reserves at CONSOL Energy

  • Bill [Dannenmaier, CEO, BlackBox Partners] presented Source Selection and Project Management classes to 12 of my clients as part of their continuing education for diversification into the Federal contracting arena. Bill is a highly-intelligent, execution oriented facilitator who thinks quickly on his feet, and is able to immediately gain the confidence of his audience with the depth of his knowledge and his real-world relatable experience. Bill has that innate ability to cut through the non-value added stuff and take you straight to the heart of the process! If you are looking for a dynamic, smart, plug-n-play project management solution – I highly recommend contacting Bill!

    Todd Olson, CPCM, CFCM, Director of Federal Sales

  • Todd [Boss, CTO, BlackBox Partners] is a kind of person everyone wants to work with. He is a top level professional with great interpersonal skills. He is exceptional in building conceptual, logical and physical database designs. Todd performed by himself and assisted others with data mappings, data dictionaries, ETL design. There are no questions in Data Warehousing that Todd could not answer. I was amazed with his ability to document everything. Our team uses his documentation and very grateful for having every small detail well explained. I would love to work with Todd again!

    Elena Semenova
    Senior Data/Business Analyst at The Office of the Chief Technology Officer, Government of the District of Columbia

  • Let me say first that it is never going to be easy to hold my attention for eight plus hours per day.  The fact that [Bill Dannenmaier CEO, BlackBox Partners] kept me engaged for the majority of our sessions is truly a compliment.  I enjoyed your personal stories and puzzled looks when you reference something that maybe 2% of the world’s population would know as if you had simply stated “the grass is green.” Overall I couldn’t have asked for a better experience this week and thank you for your hard work and dedication to your craft.

    Student in Comprehensive Project Management Blended Learning (70-hour) program

  • I recently had the pleasure of completing Bill’s [Dannenmaier, CEO, BlackBox Partners] CPM class, which consisted of five straight days of eight hour training sessions. Holding my attention for eight hours straight when doing anything is no easy task, but Bill’s style of training managed to keep me engaged throughout the training week. Bill is a well-traveled and intelligent individual that uses his own personal experiences and knowledge of little known facts to keep his trainees interested in not only the subject matter, but Bill himself, which is a powerful training technique. He used multiple methods of group learning and participation to avoid the lulls that are usually associated with corporate training and overall I could not have asked for a better experience. His hard work and dedication to his craft shines through in his training sessions and I would welcome any opportunities to train under his tutelage again.

    Cody Bayne, Project Manager for Halliburton