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Are you considering APMP certification? Perhaps you’re already certified at the Foundation level but are wondering if you should pursue Practitioner or even Professional accreditation. Capture and proposal professionals often… Continue reading APMP Certification: A selfish and selfless act
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… Continue reading Applying an Agile Tool to Make Your Proposal Processes Better
Recently, we worked with Market Connections to conduct a short poll of federal government contractors regarding the effects of sequestration and the government shutdown on the government contracting community—and the… Continue reading How much should we spend on capture versus proposal activities?
“Nothing endures but change. Change is the only constant.” –Heraclitus of Ephesus Business transformation, process improvement, continual improvement, business process improvement. Call it what you will. The gist of the… Continue reading 6 changes experts would make to the BD, capture, and proposal process
Bundled contracts, unbundled contracts, emphasis on well-trained procurement support staff, training axed in cost-cutting measures, short turnarounds, extended and extended extensions, virtual proposals, everyone in the war room… The more… Continue reading 21 Experts’ predictions for capture/proposal industry changes – Part 3
The old adage says, “Nothing’s constant except change.” (We can add death and taxes, but even the taxes part seems in constant flux these days!) Stay in the government capture… Continue reading 21 Experts’ predictions for capture/proposal industry changes – Part 2
It’s a fact of life that government contracting experiences cyclical changes. Hang around in this game long enough, and you’ll start to recognize “patterns.” Over the last 25 plus years,… Continue reading 21 Experts’ predictions for capture/proposal industry changes – Part 1
I regularly hear colleagues at proposal-related events sharing tales of capture and proposal nightmares that would make Stephen King blanch! Most of the time, these scenarios never needed to happen… Continue reading Capture proposal lessons learned – and then live them!