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Scribble Talk Teaching with Kelsie Ware

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Importance of Tailoring Boiler Plate and Recognizing That Reuse Is Not Finished Content - With Kelsie Ware

About Guest: Kelsie Ware

Kelsie Ware (PMP, APMP) is a proposal development professional with extensive experience in proposal writing and management specializing in compliance assurance. Before becoming a full-time proposal manager, Kelsie worked at DIA as a contractor with the National Media Exploitation Center (NMEC). At NMEC, she managed the Reporting and Dissemination office as well as served as Assistant PM and practiced hands on management approaches with Media Exploitation Services, developing successful Training Programs, and managing government Reporting and Production Development. Prior to joining DIA, Kelsie spent six years as an Arabic Linguist and Signals Intelligent Analyst for the U.S. Army. In her free time, she maintains her 10-acre farm in rural Virginia including horses, chickens, dogs, cats, and a variety of reptiles. 

Transcript

0.21: Baskar Sundaram – Hi! You are listening to Scribble Talk Teaching, a podcast for bid and proposal professionals. My name is Baskar Sundaram. I will be sitting down with our industry leaders to dive deep into the topics that business winning professionals, like you, can use to help grow your skills and your business.
 
​01.02: Baskar Sundaram – Todays guest is Kelsie Ware.
Kelsie Ware (PMP, APMP) is a proposal development professional with extensive experience in proposal writing and management specializing in compliance assurance. Before becoming a full-time proposal manager, Kelsie worked at DIA as a contractor with the National Media Exploitation Center (NMEC). At NMEC, she managed the Reporting and Dissemination office as well as served as Assistant PM and practiced hands on management approaches with Media Exploitation Services, developing successful Training Programs, and managing government Reporting and Production Development. Prior to joining DIA, Kelsie spent six years as an Arabic Linguist and Signals Intelligent Analyst for the U.S. Army. In her free time, she maintains her 10-acre farm in rural Virginia including horses, chickens, dogs, cats, and a variety of reptiles. 

I think your farm looks like much or of an interesting topic, Kelsie, but for today let’s focus on the importance of Importance of Tailoring Boiler Plate and Recognizing That Reuse Is Not Finished Content . 
 
Welcome, Kelsie, to Scribble Talk Teaching.  
 
02.43: Baskar Sundaram – Kelsie, let’s go back to the topic, Importance of Tailoring Boiler Plate. Why do you think it is important?
 
04.56: Baskar Sundaram – People call it Knowledge, Library, Bid Collateral Library. What’s a Reuse Library?
 
06.10: Baskar Sundaram –  ​I think people do say there’s along discussion what could be a library, what’s not a library, etc. But, in your simple mind, what could be the content of a Reuse Library?

07.09: Baskar Sundaram – At sometimes, people say Reference Libraries are Reuse Libraries, different to Reference Libraries. Are they the dame or are they different? 

09.09: Baskar Sundaram – When you are tailoring reuse for example, whether it’s Reference Library or Reuse Library or something, what do you think are some of the pointers or considerations that we need to do. What do we need to look for RFPs or Tailoring Reuse?

11.58: Baskar Sundaram – Who manages this because, I know Reuse Library. Do you have or have you seen dedicated sources managing content libraries or is it just a role of group of proposal managers or a proposal manager, every now and then during the down time of a proposal him/her manages this. What works best? 

13.59: Baskar Sundaram – How do you think teams can protect themselves from the multiple versions and obviously managing content library, managing reuse library is an over-head. Instead of spending time on that, if you spend time on writing some bids, live bids, that help us to generate revenue working time on doing these Reuse libraries is actually over-head time, or is not productive, revenue generating. Some way or the other, you need to strike a balance. So what advice do you have for people who don’t actually have a person or time to manage Reuse Libraries. They just go back-to-back. Where do you think squeeze in on updating Reuse Libraries?

17.48: Baskar Sundaram – So, when you are talking about Reuse in general, do you find there’s a difference between the tech approaches and also the Reusable management and transition, etc?

19.26: Baskar Sundaram – Kelsie, do you find creating site maps or some sort of references so that they know these are the Reuse or Reference libraries and this is where it gets placed or it’s just a folder dunk? 

21.53: Baskar Sundaram –  From your opinion, working for the industry, working for government contracting, being a consultant, doing this. What  do you think companies should do on keeping libraries as a living document and continuing the updating, reviewing between proposals?

25.02: Baskar Sundaram – How do you decide whether this is a good content, whether you improve, Is this internal or do you also stress test with the evaluation scores that you use and then go back and improve it?

26.51: Baskar Sundaram – Whether it’s a team of one or team of two, or team of three, what do you think people talk about lessons learned at various levels. How do you think we can connect lessons learned, reviewed, or kick-off meeting to the Reuse Libraries?

28.37: Baskar Sundaram – Do you find, is it the process or is it the people, or is it the technology, what is the main bottle neck or a stumble block for this whole Boiler Plate. I know people point at each thing I don’t have a tool. Or they expect everything from the pool to do it. I have a process, but the process is outdated. From your experience, if you pick up the top three reasons why this fails, what do you think you would say?

30.13: Baskar Sundaram – From your guidance how you can actually get the management buy-in for investing on updating Reuse Library?

32.21: Baskar Sundaram – Why is a Boiler Plate never a finished content, Kelsie?

35.02: Baskar Sundaram – Any other pointers that you want to cover, Kelsie, on this particular topic?

37.18: Baskar Sundaram –  Wish you and your family all the good health and happiness. Thank you for sharing and I’ll speak to you very soon. Thank for joining Scribble Talk Teaching.

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