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APMP-NCA Webinar – What’s SUPS?

August 20, 2019 – 12:00PM

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Are you looking for a way to better articulate your discriminating value proposition? This webinar will show you how to explain the Strengths of your offer that bring value to the customer. Using Lohfeld Consulting’s SUPS methodology – Strengths, Understanding, Process and Summary – attendees will learn how and then practice their proposal writing skills. All registrants will receive a mini case study and SUPS template to prepare for this hands-on learning webinar. DATE: August 20, 2019 TIME: 12:00PM – 1:00PM LOCATION: Online INSTRUCTOR:  Lisa Pafe, CPP APMP Fellow and PMP, is Vice President of Lohfeld Consulting Group, a premier business development, capture and proposal consulting firm that helps companies win government and commercial business. Her professional background includes 30 years of experience in project and proposal management, marketing, business development, capture, training and public speaking. She has served as President, Vice President, and Speaker Series … Continue reading APMP-NCA Webinar – What’s SUPS?

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Improve Win Rates through Asset Integration and Content Management

APMP Bid & Proposal Con 2019 Presentation – Maryann Lesnick, Lohfeld Consulting Group

As BD professionals, we care about ALL information assets of our organizations. More than any other group, we appreciate the potential value, from competitive differentiation to reusable content to proof points to innovations, awards, and recognitions. The list goes on. All of this intelligence represents potential content for proposals. Thus, it is essential that we take an active role in the establishment and maintenance of a content library. This session will explore strategies to define the library; engage organizational components in sharing/contributing to the library; ensuring data is relevant and current; and using the content library to produce winning proposals. A well-managed content library will save significant time and effort crafting future responses. An added benefit is that it also brings your organization together in pursuit of a common goal: winning new business. Why this session is important: Asset integration and content management challenges and limitations may arise from start-up … Continue reading Improve Win Rates through Asset Integration and Content Management

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How Ready is Your Capture?

Using Lohfeld Consulting Group’s 12 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to analyze your capture effort

Reprinted with permission from APMP-NCA eZine. Assessing the quality of a capture effort is a difficult task. Any assessment is simply a snapshot in time; your capture could get better… or it could get worse. A capture readiness assessment should look at the snapshot, but also look at trends. Using Lohfeld Consulting Group’s 12 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), you can analyze where your capture effort is today, identify areas for improvement, and then chart whether your capture trends upward in readiness for the win. When to Begin? The first question is: when should you assess capture readiness? If you are the incumbent, assessing capture readiness for the recompete begins on day one of contract award. If you are the challenger, you should assess you capture one to two years prior to RFP drop. As you inch closer towards RFP drop, you should have monthly reviews to determine progress. What are … Continue reading How Ready is Your Capture?

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Applying an Agile Tool to Make Your Proposal Processes Better

Using lessons learned from each proposal effort to improve our approach the next time

We talk about it in our proposals. We know it works. Agile practitioners take it seriously and are diligent about its use. What is it? It’s the idea of using lessons learned from each proposal effort to improve our approach the next time. In the Agile Scrum world, they call it a Retrospective. APMP best practices suggest that conducting a lessons-learned review on each major bid opportunity is a critical best practice.  APMP suggests that after a proposal is submitted, the proposal team meets to discuss: What went right? What went wrong? What deficiencies can we correct in processes or approach, and what winning processes/methods should we repeat on future opportunities? Lessons learned should be well documented and stored for others to access and reference on future opportunities. I suggest that rather than wait until the proposal is submitted, we have our proposal teams capture lessons learned across the proposal lifecycle. … Continue reading Applying an Agile Tool to Make Your Proposal Processes Better

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