Category: Advice

The art of the data call: proof points that POP

In today’s blog post, Lisa Pafe follows up on her 7 questions to ask before RFP release with insights on crafting effective data calls… In my previous blog, I discussed… Continue reading The art of the data call: proof points that POP

Requirements matrices, compliance matrices, and why you need both

Brenda Crist shares her advice on developing both requirements matrices and compliance matrices for all proposals. A proposal manager’s biggest concern is working on a huge proposal for months and… Continue reading Requirements matrices, compliance matrices, and why you need both

6 more changes experts would make to the BD, capture, and proposal process

“He that will not apply new remedies, must expect new evils: for Time is the greatest innovator: and if Time, of course, alter things to the worse, and wisdom and… Continue reading 6 more changes experts would make to the BD, capture, and proposal process

Proposal scheduling – make it or break it (Part 2 of 2)

Instituting scheduling best practices before, during, and after Request for Proposal (RFP) release can help alleviate risks and improve a company’s chance of developing a compliant, compelling, and winning proposal.… Continue reading Proposal scheduling – make it or break it (Part 2 of 2)

Proposal scheduling – make it or break it (Part 1 of 2)

This week Brenda Crist, PPF.APMP and APMP Fellow shares her time-tested advice on proposal scheduling – part 1. One of the most daunting proposal management tasks is ensuring all proposal… Continue reading Proposal scheduling – make it or break it (Part 1 of 2)

Working with project managers on recompetes: project manager as proposal SME (Part 3)

Lisa Pafe’s previous blogs discussed how capture and project management can work together during recompetes to influence the customer and gather competitive intelligence. This week, Lisa discusses how the project… Continue reading Working with project managers on recompetes: project manager as proposal SME (Part 3)

Working with project managers on recompetes: Project manager as an ethical spy (Part 2)

This week, Lisa Pafe provides additional insights into how incumbents can work with their project managers when preparing for recompete procurements. Project managers have an enormous role to play in… Continue reading Working with project managers on recompetes: Project manager as an ethical spy (Part 2)

4 strategies that can kill your recompete – Bob Lohfeld Federal News Radio interview

As budgets get tighter, you will need to hold on to the contracts you’ve already got. Bob Lohfeld, CEO of Lohfeld Consulting Group, joins Francis Rose In Depth on FederalNewsRadio.com… Continue reading 4 strategies that can kill your recompete – Bob Lohfeld Federal News Radio interview

Working with project managers on recompetes: Risk aversion versus price (Part 1)

This week, Lisa Pafe provides insights into how incumbents should work with their project managers when preparing for recompete procurements. Incumbents often proceed with the re-compete capture and proposal process… Continue reading Working with project managers on recompetes: Risk aversion versus price (Part 1)

Industry experts’ proposal war stories and lessons learned – Part 4 of 4

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; Or close the wall up with our English dead. In peace there’s nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and… Continue reading Industry experts’ proposal war stories and lessons learned – Part 4 of 4