Articles tagged with : competition

NEW Lohfeld book released – 10 steps to creating high-scoring proposals: A modern perspective on proposal development and what really matters

We’re excited to introduce our latest book to you—10 steps to creating high-scoring proposals: A modern perspective on proposal development and what really matters—now available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats. Here’s an overview of our new book. (You can find out more about our other five books here.) Introduction Beth Wingate, President Bob Lohfeld developed the 10 steps to creating high-scoring proposals presentation that he and I expanded into this book to share our modern perspective on proposal management and what matters within the proposal process with our customers. We’re using these 10 steps to help our customers concentrate on what’s really important in proposal development and on best practices that may have fallen to the wayside because of different priorities within their organizations. In this book, Bob will walk you through the source selection decision-making process and what the government evaluators and the final decision maker look...

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Bold trends in capture and proposal management – Lohfeld BD Webinar Series – Sept. 2013

In an increasingly competitive global market, top-tier companies are adapting and executing new practices to increase their win probabilities. Bob Lohfeld presents some of the more interesting trends in capture and proposal management and discusses how these are changing the competitive landscape for these firms. [flowplayer id="3289"]   Click to download presentation slides About the presenter: Bob Lohfeld is the founder of Lohfeld Consulting Group, a leading Capture and Proposal Consulting firm specializing in winning government contracts. He is consistently recognized for leadership in business development, capture management, and creating winning proposals and he writes the Capture Management column in Washington Technology magazine. He is a three-time winner of Federal Computer Week's Federal 100 Award.    

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4 Keys to better capture analytics

And 7 ways to measure the quality of your pursuit decisions...

Capture analytics is the science of measuring how well you have performed each of the activities in your capture management process and then correlating these measurements with the outcomes of your bids. Understanding this correlation can help you make better decisions about what deals to pursue and how likely you are to win, and they can improve the accuracy of your revenue predictions. The foundation for capture analytics is econometrics, which uses statistical techniques to isolate the degree to which each activity in the capture process contributes to the win. It takes a lot of historical data to do this correlation well, but when done correctly, it can become a powerful predictor of win rates and new business revenue. So how does it work and how can you use capture analytics to your advantage? Measuring capture performance Capture management is a process that has a defined set of activities to...

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Capture Management Requires Planning

This Q&A with Bob Lohfeld was originally published in Washington Technology magazine August 7, 2008. by David Hubler Q: What is capture management? Lohfeld: Capture management is everything a company does to raise its win probability between the time it decides to pursue an expected government contract and the time the RFP is released. Q: How does it work? Lohfeld: After identifying an opportunity before the RFP is released, the company performs an early stage qualification review to make sure the deal fits the company and that there is a reasonable chance of winning. A capture team is then created from the line operation or from a standing group of capture executives. These are people who know how to orchestrate activities in the marketplace and in the company. They become the champions for the pursuit of the activity, bringing in technical experts, business development experts and consultants as needed. Together...

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