How-To

Calling All Procurement Officers: A Crash Course in Contractor Success

Calling All Procurement Officers: A Crash Course in Contractor Success

The government's approach to procurement is based on processes that have been built over decades in the public eye whereas companies must stay nimble to respond as the market shifts and evolves. In this post, we’ll share tips on how you, the procurement officers, can make use of some of the things the private sector has learned to make the procurement process more efficient, with fewer hurdles, without having to rewrite any laws.

Well Met: Upping Your Facilitation Game

Well Met: Upping Your Facilitation Game

We talk a fair amount on this blog about how to have better meetings. And we should! Taking the time for some meetings will save time over all… but it’s a delicate matter and one of great responsibility. But let’s say you feel like you get it. You’re the person charged with meetings going well, and you know which agile ceremonies are worth having regularly, how to determine other things worth discussing synchronously, and how to create and stick to an agenda. But you get it, and you’re hungry for more.

How to Win through Effective Collaboration

How to Win through Effective Collaboration

At Truss we believe that effective collaboration is a cornerstone of any successful team.  Earlier this week I wrote about the research I did into effective collaboration. I’ve also developed a framework for thinking about collaboration which I shared as part of my workshop on collaboration on April 13th, 2018 at ACT-W (Advancing the Careers of Technical Women).