Performance-Based Acquisition Community Virtual Conference 2012

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Don’t miss this opportunity rise to higher heights in 2012!

DATE: Wednesday, March 28, 2012
12:00pm–4:00pm, Eastern
A recording of this virtual conference is now available for purchase!

About the Conference

Why Attend: Whether you’re at a large or small business, government or academia, this is the event you’ll need to gain insight performance-based acquisition (PBA) strategies. The discussion on specific PBA topics will broaden your perspective on regulatory and legislative issues, earned value management, compliance management, successful statement of work, risk management, training needs, and much more. The good news is that you don’t even have to leave your office. Don’t miss this keen opportunity to place yourself ahead of the pack, learning about some of the most innovative and strategic initiatives in PBA. Prepare to be enlightened by knowledgeable experts and participate in an open exchange of information and ideas that could set you on a course of even greater success for you and your organization.

Attendees will earn four Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours/Continuous Learning Points (CLP) by attending this event.

Participate in this unique opportunity to have your concerns addressed in live question and answer sessions.

This conference is convenient and cost-effective—no company time is used for travel, no travel expenses, and an unlimited number of people can attend per site registration. In addition, the event has a nationwide audience, giving you the opportunity to collaborate with your counterparts from across the nation.

  • Become the champion of your organization as you gain greater insight on key components and aspects of PBA initiatives.  
  • Put yourself at a vantage point that sets you apart from your competition.
  • Achieve greater results as you put the phases of PBA into practice.

 Who Should Attend:

  • Contracts professionals from small businesses, as well as from mid-sized and large organizations
  • Small-business advocates and advocacy associations
  • State, local, and federal contracting officials
  • Prime contractors, whether you have government contracts or not
  • Corporate supplier professionals
  • Strategic sourcing professionals
  • Anyone working for a federal agency who interacts with or supports small businesses

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Virtual Conference Agenda

12:00pm–12:05pm  Program Introduction
NCMA Moderator
Contract Types and Appropriate IncentivesPDF format
Jo Cunningham, Sandia National Laboratories
Project Management PDF format
Angela McNamara and Karen O'Brien, Jefferson Consulting Group
Phases of Performance Based AcquisitionPDF format
Stan Livingstone, Acquisitions Services Incorporated
Performance Oriented Requirements and Business StrategiesPDF format
Lyle Eesley, Fellow, Defense Acquisition University
Closing Remarks
NCMA Moderator


Learn from one of the best in the business, Jo Cunningham, a distinguished professional from Sandia National Laboratories. Jo will provide insight and perspectives on the appropriate use of “Contract Types and Incentives.” This will be key to assist you in building the right framework and strategies to achieve valued outcomes and meet key performance objectives. Hear about incentive arrangements that may aid you in considering quality, schedule, and performance risk factors to achieve mission success. 

Hear from Angela McNamara and Karen O'Brien of Jefferson Consulting Group about some of the best project management strategies. You’ll learn that a plan of action that is disciplined, organized, focused, and appropriately resourced is the primary ingredient for success in PBA. Increase your level of competence and confidence from this segment, learning from experts with significant experience in project management. Don’t be afraid of complexity—use this event to work through the requirements challenge to achieve success for your team.

Stan Livingstone from Acquisition Solutions will wow you with his knowledge and experience as he presents the “Phases of PBA.” He’ll help you navigate through the various PBA phases, beginning to end. Stan will tell you that whether you’re a small business looking to expand in the federal realm, or a large business looking to better understand and increase the use of PBA, there’s something for everyone. As each step of the process builds on the others, learn the dynamics of each approach to reach ultimate success.

Last, but not least, Lyle Eesley, Fellow of Defense Acquisition University. Lyle is a known authority on service acquisition and PBA utilization. His practical application and recommended practices will provide the insight that you’ll need to put the concepts and strategies to immediate use.


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