Lessons Learned vs. Lessons Applied

  |  February 28, 2012

Let's face it: "Lessons Learned" is a bit of a misnomer. At the end of the proposal process, after all the trees have been killed, after the all-nighters and all the junk food, after the costing machinations (and imagination), from pre-RFP to delivery, Lessons Learned aren't worth the paper they're written on UNLESS they are manifested as "Lessons Applied." It's not merely doing the detective work to find out what went wrong, it's what you do with what you find out. To put it another way, "Now what?"

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Court wrestles with “commercial item” definition

  |  May 4, 2009

Did you know that ... Marketing brochures are one indication that an item is a “commercial item?”  (See Precision Lift, Inc., v. The United States, U.S. Court of Federal Claims No. 08-500C, September 24, 2008.)  This is significant, since most or the products bought by the Government must be “commercial items.”  Read More