How to Improve Your Proposal Process Using Agile Methods

By Raymond Thibodeaux on Aug 15, 2019

Agile is a term that's become increasingly popular the last few years in the proposal industry. But what if we told you to forget what you think you know about Agile.

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A Guide to Federal Proposal Pricing

By Raymond Thibodeaux on Aug 1, 2019

It seems that pricing is almost a hidden part of the proposal development process, tucked away from the war room. Often the pricing volume has its own review schedule and process.

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Introducing the KSI Advantage© Capture & Proposal Guide

By Raymond Thibodeaux on Jul 11, 2019

After months of work, we're thrilled to be able to share our top secret project with you, the launch of our KSI Advantage© Capture & Proposal Guide

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How to Address Risk In Your Technical Solution

By Raymond Thibodeaux on Jun 27, 2019

When bidding on a federal contract, an RFP often asks for a risk management plan and a description of risks and how you plan to mitigate them.

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The Soft Skills Proposal Managers Need Most

By Raymond Thibodeaux on Jun 13, 2019

When you're managing a proposal you quickly learn, not everybody is likable. Not everybody is a go along. Not everybody even wants to be on the proposal team. So what can you do?

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How to Develop Powerful Past Performance References

By Raymond Thibodeaux on May 30, 2019

Past performance is one of the most important aspects of a proposal, but too often it's not given the attention it deserves. 

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Getting Your APMP Certification

By Raymond Thibodeaux on May 9, 2019

In an industry that attracts all kinds, the Association of Proposal Management (APMP) certification is a valuable investment for companies and consultants alike.

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GovCon Cybersecurity: How Employees Can Help Protect Your Firm

By Raymond Thibodeaux on Apr 25, 2019

No government agency or company is "too small to hack". According to IBM’s 2018 Cost of a Data Breach Study, the financial impact of the average cyber breach exceeds $8 million, with reputational damage superseding even the worst financial losses.

Topics: Cybersecurity
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How To Protect Your Proposals From Protests

By Raymond Thibodeaux on Apr 11, 2019

The number of bid protests filed with the GAO has risen steadily over the past 10 years and GAO statistics show the likelihood of achieving some success is about 45%, meaning bid protests are effective almost half the time.

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Orals Coaching Part 2: The 5Cs of a Successful Presentation

By Raymond Thibodeaux on Mar 28, 2019

The orals requirement helps the government assess teams using criteria that is not in the written proposal. Key criteria such as real-time leadership skills, the project team's understanding of the proposal, communication skills, and more.

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