Chip War

The Looming Chip War

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Can the US win the looming semiconductor war against China? SMA Executive Advisor Greg Treverton offers his opinion…

Our books

Read our New Books!

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If you attended the APMP BPC Dallas conference in May this year, you’re probably the proud owner of one or more of our four new books from our Program Lifecycle Body of Knowledge series, distilling 40 years of proposal and program support excellence into easy-to-read references. These books are now available on Amazon for order in the United States: Managing the Capture …

John Montgomery Monty

Monty

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With profound sadness, we announce to our associates and friends that we recently lost a beloved SMA Associate, John “Monty” Montgomery.

Analyst

Confessions of an Analyst

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As an analyst with training in economics and a lifetime in politics, SMA Executive advisor Greg Treverton explains how he finds it hard to answer some contemporary socio-political questions.

John Carter

John Carter

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We are sad to announce the passing of John W. Carter, an SMA Principal Associate and veteran Proposal Manager

Peter F. Drucker's Vision Realized

Peter F. Drucker’s Vision Realized

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Our 30 September Global Town Hall explored recent trends for knowledge workers and their implications for managing a professional services business using the management principles of Peter F. Drucker.

Decoupling from China

Geopolitics and Decoupling from China

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In his latest opinion piece, SMA Executive Advisor and former Chair of the National Intelligence Council, Greg Treverton discusses the concept of decoupling: reversing globalization, in particular with regard to China, reducing reliance on supply chains in China, and even “reshoring” them

2nd Annual Pet Content

Our 2nd Annual Pet Contest

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SMA just held its Second Annual Pet Contest! One of our returning summer interns, Jose Fernandez-Rocha, organized the virtual event, assembling an online survey with pictures of pets submitted by our SMA Headquarters team.

Russia Riddle

The Russia Riddle

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Greg Treverton, SMA Executive Advisor and former Chair of the National Intelligence Council, ponders whether the Biden administration is inclined to reach out to Russia and whether Putin is disposed to respond

Prospective Lessons Learned PL2

Hindsight in Advance

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Don’t wait until you lose! Our Prospective Lessons Learned (PL2)™ generates pro­spective insights, identifies the different ways an opportunity might evolve, and provides a structured ap­proach to shaping the opportunity towards your preferred pathway

Windows Apps

Wordman’s Must Have Windows Apps

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What apps do you always download to a new Windows computer? Wordman (aka Dick Eassom, CF APMP Fellow, our Vice President of Corporate Support), describes his top three “must have” apps, and one that sparked this article.

Ted Casner

Ted Casner

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We are very sad to announce the unexpected passing of Ted Casner, Senior Vice President for Strategic Accounts and member of the SMA Leadership Team

Microsoft Word Color Themes

Microsoft Word: Color Themes

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Wordman (aka Dick Eassom, CF APMP Fellow, our Vice President for Corporate Support) shows you how to create a Microsoft Office color theme that reflects your corporate branding, and how to distribute it to your team

Happy Birthday TOD

Happy Birthday TOD®!

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We celebrated the 4th birthday of our industry-first Talent on Demand (TOD)® platform at our Global Town Hall last week! Watch the video!

Solar Winds

The Solar Winds Wake-up Call

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SMA Executive Advisor Greg Treverton makes the case that international rules of the road in the cyber world are long overdue, and necessary to limit attacks on national infrastructure

Win Strategy

Win Strategy Assessment

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So you think you have a winning strategy for your current pursuit? Let’s test how confident you really should be about it. Take this quick self-assessment against six timeless principles of good strategy decisions.

Build Back Better

Building Back Better

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SMA Executive Advisor Greg Treverton discusses the issues facing soon-to-be President Biden with enacting his campaign promise for America to “Build Back Better” after COVID-19

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from SMA!

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We couldn’t meet in person for our SMA Headquarters office holiday party this year, so we chose some picture from past events and our Art Director, Tom Paisley, created this video montage. Happy Holidays!

Wordman Microsoft Word Diacritics

Microsoft Word: Diacritics

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Need to insert a character with an accent into your Word document? Wordman (aka Dick Eassom, CF APMP Fellow, our Vice President of Corporate Support), shows you Word’s existing shortcuts and how to set up your own

APMP Wind Down Webinar

Join us at the free APMP Wind-Down Webinar!

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From the team who brought you the Palm Award winning session at the APMP Winning Business Virtual Experience™ (WBVE), we are pleased to invite all APMP members to join us on 10 September 2020 for the free APMP Wind-Down Webinar™

Dummy Text

Microsoft Word: Dummy Text

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If you want people to see how your new Word template will look with text, you’ll need some easily-insertable dummy text. Wordman (aka Dick Eassom, CF APMP Fellow, our Vice President of Corporate Support), shows you how to do it