Solutions and Capabilities that Strengthen and Transform
Solutions for Bridging the Gap
Aligning program and procurement goals, organizations and processes to drive mutual success and outcomes using an appropriate combination of assessments, training, tools, knowledge enablement, change management, and communications
Organizational Performance Solutions
Strategy, performance management, change management, and communications to drive organizational effectiveness and mission success
ASI’s suite of workforce solutions helps ensure that your workforce is right-sized for the job at hand, and has the right information at the right time to make the right decisions.
Program Management Office Solutions
Solutions for standing up and optimally structuring your program management organization for success
Solutions for Building and Equipping New Organizations
Instant acquisition and program management capacity to meet near-term workload and requirements while building long-term, organic government capability
Strategic, Transformative Acquistion Solutions
Performance-based, results-oriented acquisition strategies, processes, and support infused with tools to deliver extraordinary results
Design Thinking Solutions
Collaborative and innovative approaches that employ empathy, ideation, and rapid prototyping to gain a different perspective on root causes and then analyze, develop, and quickly implement tailored solutions that drive successful outcomes
Mission Support Solutions
Systems and software engineering, intelligence analysis, cyber security, network engineering, information assurance, and test & evaluation expertise to support intelligence missions
Enterprise Spend Management
A holistic in-depth analysis of an agency’s spending practices leading to more strategic, deliberate, and streamlined means of sourcing the agency’s needs
Creating and executing buying strategies that result in the most effective use of resources
ASI Government and ASPE Training have partnered to bring you this exciting new course on contracting for Agile services. This course provides an introduction to Agile IT development, considerations, and best practices for contracting for Agile development services, specifically within Federal acquisition guidelines.Agile development takes a team approach and requires stakeholder involvement throughout the process. Professionals in contracting, program, and information technology offices will all benefit from attending this course. While this course focuses primarily on software development (IT) projects, Agile principles can be applied broadly wherever project management is required for rapidly changing environments.
This class will include everything today’s COR needs to know and understand prior to accepting the attending responsibilities. This course includes eight modules of training, each of which is based on the Office of Federal Procurement Policy's (OFPP's) and Federal Acquisition Institute’s September 2011 FAC-COR Level II certification requirements. The text will focus on both business and technical knowledge and required competencies; some of the competencies are “soft skills,” which OFPP recognizes as essential for success. Each module contains course content, discussion questions, exercises, exhibits and references. During this course, students will participate in highly interactive discussions, exercises, and case study reviews. These activities combined will educate CORs to make sound business decisions, working closely with their Contracting Officers (COs) and contractors, to ensure mission results are achieved. Additionally, various forms, templates, and references materials have been combined into a COR Handbook and reference email, to be utilized during class and on the job.
This course includes nine modules of training, each of which is part of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) and Federal Acquisition Institute’s September 2011 FAC-COR training requirements. The text will focus on teaching both business and technical knowledge and required competencies; some of the competencies are “soft skills,” which OFPP recognizes as essential for success. This course was also designed for annual COR refresher training requirements.
This interactive, hands-on training workshop will teach participants the tools and techniques necessary to develop a Performance Work Statement (PWS) and a Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP). During this workshop, students will work in groups on the development of a PWS and QASP based on a case study. The course provides background information on the PWS and QASP, along with multiple exercises based on a case study. The main focus of this workshop is group work with hands-on activities and open class discussions. The participants will be provided with samples and reference materials, as well as a questions-and-answers session with the instructor, based on real situations the participants may have experienced.
ASI Government developed this interactive, hands-on training workshop to provide federal employees with working knowledge, practical tools and techniques helpful to developing a Statement of Work (SOW). During this workshop, students will work in groups on the development of an SOW based on a case study and the agency’s real-life requirements. The workshop provides background information on each requirements document, along with multiple exercises based on the case studies. The main focus of this workshop is group work with hands-on activities and open class discussions. The participants will be provided with samples and reference materials, and allowed many opportunities to participate and ask questions of the instructor based on real situations the participants may have experienced.
ASI Government developed this interactive, hands-on training workshop to provide federal employees with work¬ing knowledge, practical tools and techniques helpful to developing Statements of Objectives (SOO). During this workshop, students will work in groups on the development of a SOO based on a case study and the agency’s real-life requirements. The workshop provides background information on the SOO, along with multiple exercises based on the case study. The main focus of this workshop is group work with hands-on activities and open class discussions. The participants will be provided with samples and reference materials, and allowed many opportunities to participate and ask questions of the instructor based on real situations the participants may have experienced.
ASI Government developed this interactive, hands-on training workshop to provide federal employees with working knowledge, practical tools and techniques helpful to developing the Performance Work Statement (PWS), Statement of Objectives (SOO), and Statement of Work (SOW). During this workshop, students will work in groups on the development of a SOO, PWS and SOW, based on a case study and the agency’s real-life requirements. The workshop provides background information on each requirements document along with multiple exercises based on the case studies. The main focus of this workshop is group work with hands-on activities and open class discussions. The participants will be provided with samples and reference materials, and allowed many opportunities to participate and ask questions of the instructor based on real situations the participants may have experienced.
This course provides the skills necessary to plan, execute and document a successful market research effort. It includes some lecture to convey the concepts and policies related to conducting market research. However, our approach is designed to foster lasting learning by helping students put theory into practice immediately through an interactive training experience that includes a number of real-world, practical, hands-on exercises. Our training will be tailored to specific projects under current development within the student’s agency and will include practical exercises in performing market research.
This highly interactive course provides a comprehensive treatment of contract negotiations, including planning, conducting, and documenting the deal. It provides skill assessment tools, case studies, exercises and more than 100 proven best practices — strategies and techniques to become a master contract negotiator. The course offers a simple yet highly effective process approach with forms and tools to guide the planning and executing of a successful negotiation.
This course gives acquisition professionals the knowledge and tools needed to successfully complete a source selection in a performance-based acquisition using best-value, tradeoff analysis. In addition to lecture and promoting class discussions to understand source selection theory, laws and regulations, this course is hands-on for students to get the practical individual and team experience needed in conducting GAO case study analysis, exercises, an actual proposal evaluation and making a best-value, tradeoff award decision. Students will also learn, understand and practice how the evaluation process differs in a PBA compared to traditional acquisition. They will also understand and develop key evaluation discriminators in performance-based buying and develop documents to include hands-on drafting of a Source Selection Decision Document.
This workshop provides hands-on instruction in effective project management. Using Microsoft Project, students learn to develop a detailed and integrated schedule, analyze schedules prepared by a project team, and extract schedule information from working schedules for senior management briefings and reports. Students master the basics of planning a project’s work breakdown structure, conducting project scheduling and accurately determining the status a project's Integrated Master Schedule (IMS). This course provides instruction through interactive classroom exercises, lectures and group discussions.
Our Seven Steps to Performance-Based Acquisition™ course gives acquisition professionals the knowledge and tools needed to plan and award performance-based contracts using a Statement of Objectives (SOO) approach. We teach a seven step process to develop a performance-based acquisition structured around the desired outcome. Our course is organized around the following seven steps:
Step 1 - Establish the Integrated Solutions Team
Step 2 - Define the Need and Conduct Market Research
ASI Government is the only authorized provider of DAU’s Services Acquisition Workshop (SAW). The SAW provides a just-in-time, intact-team training event, focused on providing training and tools for a specific acquisition team to assist them in developing and executing their requirement. SAW is presented at the earliest stage in the acquisition planning process, before the team has started developing their requirements package.
The 4-day workshop is designed to guide a cross functional acquisition team, that is preparing to develop and execute a contracted service requirement, through the seven-step service acquisition process from step one, team formation to step seven, performance management following award of a contract. The SAW provides an overview of the seven steps sourcing process with detailed discussions on how to develop performance based requirements documents and business strategies using the Requirements Roadmap Worksheet.
Recognize how to use the roadmap process to develop a performance work statement, quality assurance surveillance plan and section M of your RFP. You should also be able to use these for your contract incentive structure.
Complete requirements roadmap for several elements of the acquisition
Develop your “plan for the plan,” capturing the major events necessary to complete your action, assigning responsibilities to each action along the way and enabling them to develop a planning timeline for when each action must be accomplished
This course focuses on the need for and how contracting professionals can transition from a transaction-based, compliance-oriented role to a highly-valued strategic asset for the agencies they serve. It will also provide valuable insight into critical interpersonal skills, working in teams and team dynamics. Students will develop an understanding of the importance of the strategic business advisor role and responsibilities, learn techniques for the development of business acumen and interpersonal skills, and will be provided with industry insights on how to achieve greater mission results through acquisition. This course includes a combination of lecture, case studies and class exercises.
This highly interactive and engaging course is designed to give government managers and contracting professionals a holistic view of the methodology behind the EVM formulas. Students will come away with a thorough understanding of how establishing project scope and baselines support the vital process of continuous contract performance management. Designed especially for Contracting Officers and CORs involved in planning, negotiating, and managing complex contracts, the course makes EVM clear and ready to apply. You’ll learn the practical step-by-step approach for using EVM to manage acquisition projects, sustain the performance measurement baseline, and make better business decisions.
At the heart of performance-based contracting is managing for results. Contract award is only the beginning of the process. Acquisition delivers results through contract performance. This two-day course focuses on the seventh step, Deliver Results through Partnership, of our Seven Steps to Performance-Based Acquisition™ course, and it addresses the many differences between performance-based management and traditional compliance-based contract management. We teach participants how to manage performance with an unwavering focus on outcome. Our course integrates the six key disciplines of performance-based project management into the acquisition process.
The Federal Acquisition Regulation System (FAR) is the foundation of all procurement activities. It is what guides and aids acquisition personnel in procuring products and services on behalf of the government. Therefore, it is critical that any procuring official, or anyone involved in government acquisitions, know and understand how to use the FAR and stay compliant throughout the Acquisition Lifecycle. In this course, participants will get an overview of the Federal Acquisition Regulation System (FAR). This course will cover many areas of the FAR while focusing on specific areas that apply to major elements in the acquisition life cycle. This includes areas such as Acquisition Planning, Pre-Award and Post-Award activities, Contract Management, and various Clauses & Forms. A key element in this course is research and application of the FAR to various acquisition activities. Participants will learn to find the applicable FAR part and interpret it in their acquisition activities to ensure they are compliant with the FAR.