Request For Proposal

Author: Bud Porter-Roth
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780201775754
Size: 73.71 MB
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Despite its importance as an initial step in the development of major technical projects, the Request for Proposal (RFP) process rarely receives the professional attention it deserves. Used by government agencies and by private corporations to solicit proposals from contractors and vendors, the RFP document is the foundation for a successful project. A clearly written and properly organized RFP clarifies technical goals, communicates administrative and financial expectations, and sets the tone for good communication and a trusting and productive relationship between customer and contractor.

Developing Successful Internet Request For Proposals

Author: Mitch Reed
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1410739066
Size: 71.52 MB
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Does your company need to develop an Internet/Extranet/Intranet? What's the difference? How do you go about selecting a qualified vendor? What information do they need to give you the best possible price? How do you get started? Requests for Proposal are expensive to generate, distribute, evaluate and track. Developing Successful Internet Request for Proposals offers a proven approach to producing an effective Internet project RFP. This book will guide you on how to coordinate the entire RFP process, including planning, developing, writing, and executing. In addition to the RFP process, this book provides the reader details about: What information needs to be established before you even begin the RFP effort How to develop the content to present your business need to qualified vendors Detail how the RFP process and the RFP itself will impact the overall development process What deliverables you should expect from the vendor or, at the very least, require as a result of the of the overall project and why you need to know this before sending out the RFP

The Requirements Engineering Handbook

Author: Ralph Rowland Young
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 9781580536189
Size: 70.22 MB
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A concise and thorough handbook on requirements analysis, this invaluable book is the perfect desk guide for your systems or software development work. This first-of-its-kind handbook enables you to identify the real customer requirements for your projects and control changes and additions to these requirements. The books helps you understand the importance of requirements, leverage effective requirements practices, and better utilize resources. You also learn how to strengthen interpersonal relationships and communications which are major contributors to project effectiveness.

Management Of Technology

Author: Hans J. Thamhain
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119139724
Size: 47.52 MB
Format: PDF
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* Presents assessment methods for organization and management processes. * Provides special tools and techniques for managing and organizing R&D, new product, and project-oriented challenges. * Includes real-world case studies.

The Entrepreneur S Information Sourcebook

Author: Susan C. Awe
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598847864
Size: 76.28 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For 21st-century entrepreneurs, this book provides the practical guidance they need to overcome the often intimidating challenges of starting, organizing, and running a new business effectively and efficiently. * 400 unique evaluative descriptions of print and electronic resources for initial start-up, creating a business plan, management, marketing, personnel and HR, and competitive analysis * Screenshots of important and useful web pages * A glossary of relevant terms and acronyms * An index provides access by author, title, subject, and webpage

It Project Proposals

Author: Paul Coombs
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139445122
Size: 14.88 MB
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Whether responding to tender from a potential client or pitching a new IT project to the Board, a well-written proposal can be the difference between success and failure. IT Project Proposals: Writing to Win can help you to create high quality, persuasive proposals that will stand out from the crowd. The author explains how to determine the reader's basis of decision and the writer's unique selling points. It discusses the structuring of documents, the secrets behind persuasive writing, and the basic grammar and punctuation rules that will prevent writers from destroying a good argument through bad presentation. Case studies and numerous examples show how the techniques described can be used in real-life situations. The book also introduces an automated questionnaire allowing any IT proposal to be reviewed and rated. Written for IT managers, consultants and anyone else producing internal or commercial proposals promoting software products or services.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Successful Outsourcing

Author: Gene Marks
Publisher: Alpha Books
ISBN: 9781592573707
Size: 13.29 MB
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Outsourcing is “in”—now readers can see how itÂ's done. In this clear-cut guide to outsourcing, business owners and managers will learn the historical and global issues of outsourcing, whether they really need to outsource at all, how to decide the costs and benefits of outsourcing, tips on hiring and managing outsourced help, and how to keep in compliance. -Outsourcing has become one of the biggest trends in business today -The only consumer-level book available on how to evaluate and successfully implement outsourcing -90% of all U.S. businesses now outsource some work (from payroll or IT to business development or financial management) -Some small businesses are reporting up to 30% in cost savings by outsourcing large portions of their work

Procurement Methods Effective Techniques

Author: Lourdes Coss
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483564827
Size: 16.96 MB
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The book supports the training effort for incoming procurement professionals. It is based on practical experience, lessons learned of a procurement professional, and material developed over the years to train internal procurement staff. The goal of the book is to offer current managers a tool to guide the new professionals in advancing their procurement skills. It focuses on the three basic procurement methods: the invitation to bid, the request for qualifications, and the request for proposals. It addresses the appropriate use of each method and explains the rationale for the inclusion of key components in the solicitation document, elaborating on how these components work together to make the process effective. The book also provides examples to illustrate the sections described. It touches briefly on standardization opportunities and the importance of using terminology that is consistent and in line with the method. It illustrates the difference between evaluation criteria and submittal requirements; and provides guidance for their development. A final high level guide depicting the use and evaluation milestones organized by method is also provided.

Developing Effective Websites

Author: Roy Strauss
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136133011
Size: 33.55 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Is your website project out of control? Every website project needs a manager. Developing Effective Websites describes Internet technologies in plain language and helps you see beyond your expertise to the big picture. It does this by drawing on established software project and management principles. Like any project, effective management of website development starts by understanding and balancing the constraints of time, resources, and tasks. You can deliver your project on time and on budget, by following a process that includes: · Analyzing the requirements of users and your market · Developing a workplan for the site and breaking it down to tasks · Scheduling with Gantt and PERT charts and measuring slippage for more accurate revisions · Estimating cost by the budget-first or design-first methods · Using the team development process and covering all the necessary roles · Aligning contractor and client interests to create a win-win relationship · Following an iterative development process for designing, prototyping, and building out · Applying software testing principles to website development · Making hosting decisions and planning for maintenance