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Agile at DOD: Going Beyond Sticky Notes and Standing Meetings

“In DOD now, everybody says they’re doing agile. But when they say they are doing agile, they mean you stand instead of sitting down at meetings, and that you use sticky notes to track tasks. If you do those things, you’re an agile god. They are still doing lengthy requirements development, and...

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Should I Take a Job in Public Procurement? CEO for CCS Interviews This Week

This week sees the final interviews and selection for the Chief Executive role at Crown Commercial Service (CCS), the UK central government collaborative buying operation. We suspect the candidates will include some – maybe even all – who are primarily private sector in terms of their...

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Public Spend Forum's Public Procurement Weekly Roundup

GSA issues multibillion-dollar presolicitation for SaaS procurement program, signed a governmentwide deal with IBM, and keeps encouraging agencies to apply for TMF money. This is Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for June 1, 2018. GSA Issues Presolicitation for $2.5 Billion SaaS...

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Let’s Replace SBA Small Business Goaling Grades with Participation Trophies

For Fiscal Year 2017, SBA’s small business goaling scorecard awarded 21 agencies grades of “A+” or “A” for their small business contracting and subcontracting. Two agencies received a “B” and a single, lonely agency brought up the rear with a “C.” Not one agency received a grade below “C...

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The Public Procurement Leaders Podcast with Alan Thomas - Episode 8

Easy, Efficient, and Modern. These are admirable and important goals for any organization operating in a hyper connected world. As governments continue their modernization push, leaders like Alan Thomas are embracing the demands of public sector technology. The recently appointed Thomas,...