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Membership FAQs
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1. What does it take to become a member?
2. What does membership provide?
3. What is expected of me as a member?
4. How does I-Span Networks operate?
5. What is a project "Opportunity"?
6. What do you mean by the term “Sponsorship”?
7. Who are "I-Span" Sponsors and what role do they play in Opportunity Development?
8. How do you define "Program Management" ?
9. What is the difference between an I-Span "Consultant" and a Managing  "Consultant"?
10. Explain I-Span’s Current Product Offering?
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1. What does it take to become a member?
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Initial membership is free and with that membership you will be issued an I-Span email. You will be asked to fill out a skills profile which will be added to our database of consultants.

If you decide to participate in an I-Span Opportunity and/or you decide to Sponsor an opportunity for possible I-Span execution, you will be required to sign-up for and use our "collaborative tool set" (browser based) and pay a small monthly fee.


2. What does membership provide?
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I-Span membership affords you the opportunity to leverage the community for project based work in your area of expertise. It also allows you to access a community of individuals that may have a variety of good information for you regarding employment, technical issues, or other entrepreneurial opportunities.


3. What is expected of me as a member?
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The most basic expectation of membership is your honest participation as a motivated entrepreneur. If the value seems attractive to you, I-Span would expect you to spread the news and recruit other professionals that you believe will contribute to the community.


4. How does I-Span Networks operate?
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I-Span encourages "Members and Consultants" to think like entrepreneurs.

I-Span Consultants can sponsor business opportunities to I-Span Services in hopes of gaining the necessary people and expertise to successfully win and engage the opportunity.

Our tag line reads ... I-Span Services is a consulting and services organization structured to turn your business ideas, goals and objectives into reality with REVENUE.  

This tag line holds true for both our Customers and Consultants!

Primarily, I-Span Services operates in two areas -

1.) As an opportunity clearing house ( typically for technical projects ) - this part of our business is called OPPORTUNITY DEVELOPMENT
 
2.) As a resource pool to execute those opportunities.- this part of our business is called PROGRAM MANAGMENT


5. What is a project "Opportunity"?
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An I-Span project “Opportunity” is a potential consulting engagement, idea or business concept that is usually still in early stages and has typically not been developed beyond basic concepts or needs analysis.


6. What do you mean by the term “Sponsorship”?
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In order for a  project or activity to be considered by I-Span , that project or activity must be sponsored by an I-Span Consultant "in good standing" with I-Span Networks. Any I-Span Consultant in good standing can sponsor an Opportunity.

Project details are entered into the “hot list of opportunities” for immediate distribution to the membership and subsequently the Opportunity Development Management System ( ODMS ) for daily management and communication until that opportunity is “closed” successfully or downgraded to a non-active status. These activities usually occur during that period of time before opportunity/projects are funded or budgeted.

Once an opportunity is funded it is automatically transferred to the Program Resources and Management System ( PRMS ) and designated for active project management by the I-Span designated Project Manager or Sponsor.

The opportunities and projects that our consultants participate in are generally negotiated by the sponsor of that project establishing compensation agreements for each I-Span participant for each unique project.

 


7. Who are "I-Span" Sponsors and what role do they play in Opportunity Development?
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I-Span “Opportunity Development” is the development phase of any project opportunity's life-cycle.

I-Span Sponsors are I-Span Consultants that have decided to take on a potential consulting engagement, idea or business concept and sponsor that “Opportunity” through the I-Span Process.

Opportunities must be “Sponsored” by an I-Span Consultant in order to be considered for development by I-Span.

Sponsored Opportunities are entered into the I-Span ODMS or Opportunity Development  Management System. Here potential projects are tracked and developed which may include collaboration with other I-Span Consultants for strategy and proposal development. Ultimately the

Assets ( Hardware/Servers, Business Applications, Intellectual Property / Ideas and Operational Business ) may also be sponsored as I-Span “Opportunities” and entered into the ODMS.


8. How do you define "Program Management" ?
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I-Span “Program Management” is the execution phase of a project opportunity's life-cycle.

I-Span “Program Management” is all activities that take place once an “Opportunity” has been processed through the I-Span ODMS and a buyer has agreed to pay I-Span Consultants for services rendered.

Projects that successfully clear the “opportunity development” phase are transferred to the Program Management and Resources System or ( PMRS ) where they are “project managed” using I-Span's proprietary tool set.  Program Management includes project oversight and coordination, post project maintenance and Service Level Agreements ( SLA ). 

Additionally, Program Management involves interfacing with customers, outside technical teams and/or development teams and may involve using 3rd party project management tools like Microsoft Project.

Many times the “Opportunity Sponsor” takes on the role of “Program Manager” however this is not required. All projects that are in the PMRS must have an I-Span Program Manager assigned and responsible for the successful execution of that project through the system.


9. What is the difference between an I-Span "Consultant" and a Managing  "Consultant"? top ^

Sponsorship is the primary difference between an I-Span Consultant and an I-Span Managing Consultant.

Consultants who successfully “Sponsor” a project through the ODMS automatically become Managing Consultants. By definition Managing Consultants assume a managing role in the projects they sponsor or defer project management to another qualified I-Span Consultant.


10. Explain I-Span’s Current Product Offering?
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I-Span has currently developed and deployed (2) products built on the concepts of Virtualization and M3 ( Marketing, Management , Membership ).

“Program Management” is the execution phase of a project opportunity's life-cycle.

I-Span “Program Management” is all activities that take place once an “Opportunity” has been processed through the I-Span ODMS and a buyer has agreed to pay I-Span Consultants for services rendered.

 
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