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Data Visualizations That Really Work

Posted by ACQ Team on Feb 8, 2022 11:32:44 AM

The amount of data we have today is astronomical, to interpret this data accurately and promptly you need the proper tools. Data visualization tools paint a picture of what your statistics mean by giving them visual context through graphs, charts, and maps. Having a visual makes it easier for you to understand and identify patterns, trends, and outliers within complex data sets. Data visualization makes effective and prompt business decisions possible.

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Topics: Acquisition Suite

FY21 Unison Marketplace Snapshot

Posted by Marketplace Team on Jan 27, 2022 7:00:00 AM

The year 2021 was busy for federal agencies. Now that fiscal year 2021 contract awards have settled, we wanted to share with you a snapshot of the success we’ve seen on the Marketplace. Download the full report to get access to more stats, pro tips, information on competition and PALT, product and service examples, and more!

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Topics: Marketplace, marketplace government buyer dashboard

Program Management: Keeping Projects on Track

Posted by Program Management Team on Dec 28, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Program managers are truly the ultimate user representative. They are responsible for program leadership, risk management, and outcomes advocacy. Program managers are responsible for meeting organizational and financial goals, assessing risk management, aiding team development, and fostering communication. The professional practice of program management is about keeping projects on track. Its structure and practices are designed to make sure that mission goals, mission needs, and mission programs stay on course.

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Topics: Program Management Suite

Tips for GovCon Contracts Professionals

Posted by CLM Team on Sep 28, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Contracts professionals face countless demands that require them to fill many roles and overcome numerous challenges. The contracts department is key to providing enterprise-wide value because of its cross-functional nature. A great contract professional is an indispensable member of the team.

To excel in an organization, contracts leaders must work effectively with executives and colleagues across departments. Contract managers must be armed with the right attitude, drive and willing to put in a lot of effort into the competition of their tasks. Having a proper contract management program in place can take some pressure off of the contracts department and make your life easier.

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Topics: Contract Lifecycle Management Suite

From Grand to Granular, Estimating Agile Project Costs in TruePlanning

Posted by TruePlanning Team on Sep 21, 2021 11:35:43 AM

In the federal government, budgets require a multi-year planning cycle. Therefore, any effort to reduce the uncertainty of future year program costs leads to better and more defensible budgets for those years. But Agile programs focus on near term workload and activities with only limited future planning cycles identified. Future cycles are only activated as their start date nears. So any model-based cost estimate or predictive analysis for the budget needs to be flexible, responsive and adaptive to the daily dynamics of Agile program planning and execution.

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Topics: TruePlanning, cost estimation, Agile