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A mentoring presentation on creating an effective RFP process and documents. (AKA RFP tutorial)

I decided to go over lessons learned from my experience with several RFP projects over the last few years.  I learned a lot from an excellent mentor and have added my own touches to create a process and documents that have been highly effective in a broad range of situations.  This provides a form of RFP tutorial that is highly recommended for anyone going through one for the first time.

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Creating an Effective RFP

Sooner or later we all need to solicit proposals that provide solutions to a problem.  This might be a request for an application, a service, or products.  It should come as no surprise that an effective RFP process accurately defines the problem.  However, there is more detail that makes up an effective RFP. What is a Well Defined Problem? The challenge of a technical RFP is often the language required to create one.  The technical staff provide input (or possibly the entire …

Remote Work and The Value of a “Go” Bag

Although there are still holdouts, we are moving to a world where remote work is typical.  The regulars at local coffee houses, Starbucks, and Panera are just part of the proof.  You can also find some “rent-a-space” options in many cities where a temporary office is available for travelers or those that need a change of scenery.  When you have a job that is sometimes at an office and sometimes on the road, it can be frustrating to keep up with …