Scribble Talk SMA Exclusive

A sponsored series showcasing stories from SMA 

Scribble Talk SMA Exclusive - Episode 1 - Jacque Keats

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SMA is pleased to sponsor Scribble Talk. As one of the top Apple podcasts it delivers valuable knowledge to bid and proposal professionals world-wide. It’s a great source for mentoring and career development, and each episode is so much fun! SMA has been the global leader in capture and proposal services for 38 years.

Ajay Patel, President and Chief Executive, SMA Inc 

Scribble Talk SMA Exclusive is our first ever sponsored weekly show produced by Baachu Scribble and hosted by Ashley Kayes and Baskar Sundaram.

I dedicate Scribble Talk SMA Exclusive to these veterans and to their clients.

Listen in and get to know them personally…

Scribble Talk SMA Exclusive - Episode 1 - Jacque Keats



Baskar Sundaram

Today's Guest Is Jacque Keats ​

Scribble Talk SMA Exclusive - Episode 1 - Jacque Keats

As the Chief Operations Officer at SMA, Inc. I have spent the past 12 years creating a work environment that ensure the world’s best talent can focus on what they do best. As a Software Engineer, I am recognized in industry as expert in the field of system design and integration for project management, developing and implementing award winning scheduling, resource planning, costing, and enterprise project management systems for fortune 500 companies and government agencies. Including direct responsibility for bringing five commercial software applications (SMA Talent On Demand (TOD), TRAKKER, iPursuit, iPortfolio, and Traction) to market with cumulative revenues over $50M I have received industry and government awards for successful project management and earned value systems implementations including recognition from: Brookhaven National Labs, Xerox, Boeing, National Missile Defense Program, Navy, and Army.

In this episode we will discuss Jacque’s

  • Life and Career
  • Entrepreneurial Journey 
  • SMA tenure and his COO role  
  • Role in designing Talent on Demand (TOD)
  • People influential in his life and career 
  • Advice to bid and proposal professionals 
  • Sep 10th APMP Wind down Webinar 
  • Next Steps and 

Few fun Qs…. 

Get to know the human side of your leader behind your Talent On Demand (TOD), Jacque Keats 

Recommended Links 

Since 1982, SMA has been the global leader helping companies be more competitive from market entry, to winning business, to profitable operations. Clients hire us for the expertise and experience of our world-class talent, and the operational strength and insights we bring from 38 years of corporate experience across many industry segments and markets.

SMA’s Talent On Demand (TOD®) digitally enables the professional services activity chain from talent sourcing and project resourcing to delivery. TOD® enables you to capture relevant information to describe the capabilities and past performance of your talent, and ensure they have the right professional characteristics for each required role. For each project, TOD® ensures you:

  • Find the right talent for the effort
  • Optimize your workforce
  • Get the right capabilities
  • Rapidly meet your project need
Scribble Talk SMA Exclusive - Episode 1 - Jacque Keats

Earned Value Management (EVM)

SMA applies the principles of EVM to new and existing environments, including a wide range of government (DOD, DOE, NASA, DHS, HHS, Treasury, and other civilian federal agencies) and commercial programs. 

COMPASS is a documented process to develop an integrated program cost and schedule baseline (aka Performance Measurement Baseline). It is a systems approach to SMA’s Program Planning & Control practice, providing a framework for much of what we do. COMPASS brings a fully documented, vetted Performance Management Baseline solution to our clients in the EV-mandated environment and other project-oriented industries.

The FREE APMP Wind Down Webinar is sponsored by SMA and is scheduled Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT, USA. It’s free, fun, relaxing and you can compete for great prizes.​

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Scribble Talk SMA Exclusive - Episode 1 - Jacque Keats
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