Measuring Your Government Opportunities Pipeline and Capture Effectiveness

The Seven Deadly Proposal Sins, Part 5: Sloth

In our series covering the Seven Deadly Proposal Sins started last year, we have discussed the first four: Pride, Gluttony, Greed, and Envy. These covered the common mistakes and misconceptions we have come across throughout our work as business development consultants. Committing one or more of these sins is the surest way to waste resources Read More

Measuring Your Government Opportunities Pipeline and Capture Effectiveness

10 Tips for Winning Government Contracts and Growing Your Business

I love that it is the official beginning of spring. This winter has been filled with proposal work, and I have had very little time to breathe. Now that it is getting warmer, and I have gotten to take some time off to do fun stuff, I am excited to start blogging a bit more Read More

Measuring Your Government Opportunities Pipeline and Capture Effectiveness

Win rates: marketing ploy or a real metric?

I had a planning lunch today for my September 17 presentation at the APMP roundtable event, when a fellow proposal consultant self-admittedly got on a favorite soap box. His pet subject was criticizing the whole notion of win rates as a metric for proposal professionals success. He said win rates are all fake or suspect, Read More

Measuring Your Government Opportunities Pipeline and Capture Effectiveness

The Secret of High Win Rates – Part 2

I just saw an interesting interview in Washington Technology, Capture Management Requires Planning, a conversation with Bob Lohfeld by David Hubler. I know Bob Lohfeld since he is a fellow member of the Board of Directors of the APMP. He is a veteran business developer. In his interview, Bob explains what capture is and how Read More