• NOVA Housing and Supportive Services

    NOVA Housing and Supportive Services

    The Virginia Housing and Supportive Services' Northern Virginia Regional Implementation Team (NoVA RIT) educates individuals, families and service providers about integrated, independent housing and housing resources. 

    Ursa Major Consulting created its Housing Resource Guide website. The Resource Guide incorporates a database on apartment complexes, housing resources and programs, and provides videos and webinars as part of a toolkit to help individuals move to independent housing.

    The site was created using Joomla! and associated components. New housing resources and programs can be submitted for approval by members of the public and administered by the NoVA RIT.

     

  • The Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian

    The Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian

     

    The Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian, a law firm specializing in sexual abuse cases, required a website that was responsive to quickly post breaking news of new settlements and media coverage. It was difficult to make changes to their previous site.

    We redeployed the website and added new capabilities, including embedded video and transcripts of press conferences, and improvements to search engine optimization (SEO).

    We continue to support the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian with site updates and improvements.

  • Northern Virginia Association of Realtors

    Northern Virginia Association of Realtors

    The Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS ® (NVAR) engaged Ursa Major Consulting to provide Joomla! expertise in supporting the transition to a new website.

    A usability study and brand design was done by WM Design Group.

    Ursa Major supported the high-traffic, high-content site in Joomla! for several years before its recent transition to integrate with a membership management soution.

  • JMA Solutions

    JMA Solutions

     

    JMA Solutions, an award-winning government contractor, wanted a site that highlighted their corporate capabilities and awards, advertised their job openings, and provided internal forms and documents for employees.

    Ursa Major provided quick turn-around on a conversion from the old website, trained the internal site administrators, and later upgraded the site.

    More recently, Ursa Major led an internal Website Refresh group at JMA Solutions to refresh the site and provide a feature on the front page for current announcements.

  • Talltree South Condominium Association

    Talltree South Condominium Association

     

    Talltree South, an award-winning condo community association, provides its owners and tenants handbook, including rules and regulations,in searchable form via its website. Newsletters, e-mail and e-mail-to-text notices, and a window to its Google calendar are also provided to enhance communication with owners and tenants.

    Ursa Major constructed the site in Joomla! 1.5 and later upgraded it to 2.5 and then 3.x.  The content-rich site is very functional. Plans are to update its look in the coming year.

  • Delta Consulting Group

    Delta Consulting Group

    Delta Consulting Group, an international consulting firm, needed a new website that featured its professionals.

    Delta's experts provide consulting and expert witness services in delay, damage and defects analysis, forensic accounting, loss of productivity, and related services on multifaceted litigation and arbitration cases around the world. 

    Their professionals consult on project controls, construction audits, planning and scheduling, and budget analysis.

    Ursa Major developed the website using Joomla 3, using Zoo for the directory of professionals.  Their content is administered by an in-house staff, supported by Ursa Major as needed.

     

  • Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington, DC

    Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington, DC

     

    The Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington DC, a professional membership organization, required a website that provided members with up-to-date tourist site status on mobile devices, and online event registration and payment.

    The site incorporated the ability for Guild staff and other site users to manage a calendar and event registration, upload photos to the rotator, and maintain a directory of tour company affiliate members.  The public can request tour guides, who maintain their profiles including specialties and languages spoken. 

    We  received many kudos for the Joomla! website. 

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Ursa Major's recertification as a small, woman-owned business in the Commonwealth of Virginia was approved. Virginia is increasingly turning to SWAM-certified vendors for its needs. Ursa Major is a team partner on Catoctin Consulting's contracts with the Commonwealth of Virginia for facilitation, strategic planning, and performance management.

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Coffee with napkinUrsa Major frequently works as a subcontractor or part of a team of consultants assembled for a particular project.  A few of the excellent people we've worked with on projects include:

  • Dorothy Firsching, Project Management Professional (PMP), http://www.linkedin.com/in/dfirsching
    President of Ursa Major Consulting, LLC
  • Becky Roberts, Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF). PMP, Certified Management Consultant (CMC), and Balanced Scorecard expert. http://www.linkedin.com/in/beckylroberts
    President of Catoctin Consulting, LLC and International Leadership Consulting, LLC. ILC holds a GSA MOBIS schedule and several statewide task ordered contracts with the Commonwealth of Virginia. Dorothy and Becky have worked together for many years.
  • Dawn Rhine, Certified Professional Facilitator and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) certified consultant, owner of Synergy Forces.
  • Dorothy Banzon, Graphic Designer and Creative Director of Katalyst Creative Group
    D Banzon Design
  • Don Cranford, Joomla!, WordPress, and PHP developer
    Katalyst Creative Group
  • Marsha Lindquist, Contracting Strategist
    Granite Leadership Strategies
  • Alex Bocast, DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF 2.0) expert, Principal Engineer, Silver Bullet Solutions.
  • Charles D. Markert, PE and CPF, and certified practitioner of Bottom Line Innovation (TM)
    President, Dynamic Leadership Consulting Group
  • And others!
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Ursa Major Consulting
9536 Stevebrook Road
Fairfax, VA  22032

Phone:  (703) 425-6236 
Fax:  (703) 345-9354 
Twitter:  @dbfirsching 

 

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We have supported the following commercial clients:

  • The Alliance for Full Participation
  • Catapult Consultants
  • Catoctin Consulting
  • Creative Information Technology, Inc. (CITI)
  • Cincinnati Bell Information Systems (CBIS)
  • Computer Products and Services, Inc.
  • Delta Consulting Group
  • The Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian (Garabedian Law)
  • Goodwill Industries of South Florida
  • The Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington, DC
  • The Institute for Economic Empowerment
  • International Leadership Consulting (ILC)
  • JIL Information Systems
  • JMA Solutions, LLC (JMA)
  • LEADS Corporation
  • Maden Tech Consulting, Inc.
  • Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)
  • The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT)
  • NatureServe
  • The Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS® (NVAR)
  • NISH, now renamed to SourceAmerica
  • Reebok International
  • Smith, Pachter, McWhorter & D'Ambrosio
  • Synergy Forces
  • Tech International of Virginia
  • Venable, Baetjer, Howard & Civiletti
  • Visual Analytics, Inc.
  • WaingerGroup
  • Wells Fargo Realty Advisors
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We have supported the following government clients:

  • Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority
  • Bureau of the Census
  • The Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled
  • Defense Nuclear Agency
  • Defense Technical Information Center
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
  • General Services Adminstration
  • Health and Human Services Adminstration
  • Maritime Administration
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • National Archives
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Social Security Administration
  • The Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Advisory Panel of SSA
  • U. S. Army
  • U. S. Marine Corps
  • Virginia Industries for the Blind
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Dorothy FirschingUrsa Major Consulting, LLC is a woman-owned small business focused on helping clients achieve measurable results through strategic application of information technology.

We help clients focus strategically, leverage their internal resources, and work as dynamic virtual team members. 

The founder and president of Ursa Major is Dorothy Firsching.  Dorothy has more than 25 years of experience in business and technology-related consulting for Government agencies, nonprofits, and commercial firms, is a Project Management Professional (PMP) certified by the Project Management Institute, and has taught classes on project management, data mining, information technology, facilitation, and proposal development.  Connect with Dorothy on LinkedIn or Twitter.

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Ursa Major Consulting is certified by the Virginia Department of Minority Business Enterprises (DMBE) as a SWAM (Small, Women and Minority-Owned) vendor.  Ursa Major frequently works with government clients through contracts held by International Leadership Consulting and other partners.

 Small, Women and Minority-Owned (SWAM) business

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