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

APMP WBVE Palm Award

SMA Receives WBVE Palm Award from APMP!

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We are very proud to receive the WBVE Palm Award for our “Inspiration & Diversions from SMA” presentation at the Winning Business Virtual Experience 2020 held by the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP)!

Father's Day

Family Circus, Father’s Day, and Coping with a New Normal

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The COVID-19 pandemic has and continues to impose work and lifestyle changes referred to as the “new normal”. One associated change for many has been to redefine work/life balance, part of which is readjusting how we approach our family relationships. by Danny Long For many, coping with the changes can be daunting, and relying on family helps. It reminds me …

Deltek Cobra

Deltek Cobra Earned Value by Budget Method

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The calculation of Earned Value (EV), or performance, is central to Deltek Cobra. EV is always measured at the work package level in Cobra, and the nature of the calculation depends on the Earned Value Technique (EVT) that is used by the work package. by Alan Kristynik, PMP Additionally, Cobra provides a project option that lets you choose to calculate …

The Importance of Details

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SMA Principal Associate Rick Riordan reminds us that contract and proposal management are based on reading every written word in any requirement: no shortcuts are allowed!


SMA and COVID-19

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There will be NO impact to our ability to support our clients on their proposals and projects during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. (Updated)


Change Is in the Air

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How Earned Value Management (EVM) can aid your understanding of how well your digital transformation activities to adapt to changing business landscapes are progressing

The Imperative of Diplomacy

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A timely reminder from SMA Executive Advisor Greg Treverton that today’s young people will need to reshape both diplomacy and the institutions through which it is conducted.