The topics in training offered in this section are a unique discriminator to Syndetics. The training that accompanies this section is substantial and allows our client base to implement unique and sophisticated managerial and technical solutions that assist them in producing highly compelling proposals and award-winning programs. We help implement them upon award, too.
With recent downsizing, most clients have lost a significant amount of corporate memory and talent. Those left are typically well educated and motivated but frequently have not participated in starting a new program from scratch, or are overloaded with other responsibilities.
Our programmatic training emphasizes HOW things are to be done. This changes the fundamental nature of the proposal offering and allows a highly credible and aggressive pricing approach. It is a layered approach that transcends strategic concepts to the most detailed program implementation. Specifically, the training consists of discussing the various types of evolutionary developments that are available, with a particular emphasis on the differences between “incremental” and “spiral” development. Detailed training on how to determine technical and managerial readiness levels (TRLs) using Air Force Systems Command templates serves as part of the gap analysis and assists in managing risk and developing a competitive win strategy. Training on risk analysis and the associated mitigation activities is available, as is training on Cost as an Independent Variable (CAIV). Program assessment capabilities can be performed by Syndetics in unison with the clients, enabling them to apply continuous improvement and satisfy the criteria of CMMI level 4. The integration of risk mitigation activities, past performance improvement activities, and the incorporation of CMMI, Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), and Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) criteria are best incorporated in what Syndetics refers to as an Integrated Framework. This sophisticated and interrelated managerial approach ensures that the scope of work, as specified in the Statement of Work (SOW), is tied to the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and the Integrated Product Team (IPT) organizational approach. Syndetics teaches the tenants of implementing Integrated Product Process Development (IPPD) and creating an Integrated Master Plan and Schedule (IMP/IMS) as one of these critical components.
By providing our clients with a solid foundation in programmatics, the capture and proposal process takes on a more substantive approach to winning. We have assisted our clients in winning over $63 billion in business in the last 7 ½ years. We believe that this is due in part because our clients are able to submit sophisticated proposal products that are deemed to be low risk, highly credible, aggressively priced and skillfully depict how the work is to be performed.
The programmatic training offered by Syndetics allows our clients to emulate the initiative expected of CMMI level 4 firms without necessarily being at either level 4 or 5. It allows them to differentiate themselves, by proving to their customers that they know how to be an effective prime contractor, to effectively manage subcontractors and to deliver to the schedule and cost provided in their proposals. These training topics are most effectively utilized when they enable clients to implement their win strategies without placing the client or customer at risk. The topics addressed above are designed to specifically support the Syndetics Nine Element proposal win strategy approach advocated by us, which yields an actionable strategy approach that increases the probability of success in actually implementing the strategy.