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Today companies are trying to make the most of every dollar to increase their competitive edge. Even a small decrease in overhead costs or increase in productivity can make big difference. In their Nov. 20, 2013 webinar, Lisa and Brenda decomposed a budget for developing a 30-day proposal and a 10-day proposal for small, medium, and large companies and provided recommendations for decreasing costs, while also streamlining workflow, effectively using automation, and working smarter not harder.
They described how they implement management best practices like Agile, Information Technology Infrastructure Library® (ITIL), and Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK), and commonly used tools and technology to generate cost savings.
Doing more with less does not mean longer hours for less pay, but rather leverages continuous process improvement, teamwork, creativity, and ongoing training to result in long-term savings.
Download Getting the Most from Your Proposal Budget Webinar presentation to see…
Proposal professionals employ many specialized elements to develop winning proposals. Download AppMaven 12-3-13 Lohfeld_APMP Colorado Presentation (Dec. 3, 2013) for a look at more targeted time and effort-reducing PC and Mac tools and tricks to develop, manage, and WIN proposals more efficiently and effectively.
With all new content for 2013, AppMaven presents cost-effective PC/Mac/iPad tools from her painstakingly researched collection—along with advice for using them to increase your winning proposal capabilities. These inexpensive or even free tools are useful for any size organization (commercial and government).
Download AppMaven’s Favorite PC and iPad Tools checklist—with more recommended tools! Strengthen your proposal development and management capabilities using these tools, and deploy them to give yourself the winning advantage!
Beth Wingate, aka AppMaven, APMP member since 1996, APMP Fellow, 2013 APMP CEO, 2012 APMP COO. Beth was 2010-2011 APMP Director of Education, 2008-2009 APMP-NCA President, and APMP’s 2008 Chapter Chair of the…
This article was originally published November 18, 2013 in WashingtonTechnology.com.
By Bob Lohfeld
Have you ever had a subcontractor kill your bid? Surprisingly, it’s not all that infrequent that a subcontractor can do you in.
Here are some of the situations we have seen this year from companies who have called us for help, generally after it is too late to fix the problem. Since many of these teaming nightmares could have been prevented with some good counseling earlier in the bidding process, I thought I would share some of these with you and also offer advice that you can use to keep these problems from happening to you.
Subcontractor teaming restrictions
A recent government solicitation stated that prime contractors were encouraged to team with multiple smaller businesses in order to fulfill the socioeconomic goals of the…
Beth Wingate, aka AppMaven, revealed desktop publishers’ best-kept secrets for maximizing MS Word 2010/2013’s proposal formatting capabilities at the 2013 APMP Nor’easters Fall Symposium.
She demonstrated her favorite tools, shortcuts, and tips live for the audience (e.g., formatting tricks to get within page count) and provided a take-home reference guide.
Beth also prepared a 15-page cheat sheet with step-by-step instructions for her top 10 must-know functions in MS Word 2010/2013 if you’re in charge of creating proposal documents for your company – and you haven’t had a lot of MS Word experience.