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.
Author: Ralph Rowland Young
Publisher: Artech House
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Computer software
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.
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
Author: Susan C. Awe
Release Date: 2012-01-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
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
Author: Hans J. Thamhain
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2005-05-25
Genre: Business & Economics
Chapter 1. Challenges of Managing in High-Technology -- Chapter 2. Managing in an e-Business World -- Chapter 3. Organizing the High-Technology Enterprise -- Chapter 4. Concurrent Engineering and Integrated Product Development -- Chapter 5. Managing People and Organizations -- Chapter 6. Managing Technology-Based Projects -- Chapter 7. Measuring and Controlling the Work -- Chapter 8. Project Evaluation and Selection -- Chapter 9. Leading Technology Teams -- Chapter 10. Managing R & D and Innovation -- Chapter 11. Managing Environmental Quality -- Chapter 12. Managing Risks in High-Technology -- Chapter 13. Developing New Business -- Chapter 14. Consulting in Technology Management.
Author: Frank P. Coyle
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Release Date: 2002
This invaluable guide places XML in context, discussing why it is so significant, and how it affects the business and computing worlds, most recently with the emergence of Web services. It also explores the full ranges of XML related technologies.
Author: William J. Flannery
Publisher: American Bar Association
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics
This is a practical business development and sales skills handbook that helps lawyers obtain additional business for their firms. Author Bill Flannery, a recognized leader and true pioneer in legal business development, helps lawyers identify the skills needed to increase client loyalty, increase business from loyal clients, and become the client's trusted advisor. For beginners, the field guide provides practical advice on how to develop basic skills and build confidence. Intermediate-level business developers will benefit from self-assessment tools that provide clear insight into what they are doing well and what they need to do differently, with specific tools and resources that will help them improve. Advanced-level business developers will benefit from advice about sophisticated techniques not currently available elsewhere in published materials geared to the legal profession.
Author: Roy Strauss
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2013-08-22
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
Author: Sebastian Junger
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
Release Date: 2017-04-25
Genre: Social Science
Unser Trauma: eine Gesellschaft ohne Gemeinschaft. »Entbehrungen machen dem Menschen nichts aus, er ist sogar auf sie angewiesen; worunter er jedoch leidet, ist das Gefühl, nicht gebraucht zu werden. Die moderne Gesellschaft hat die Kunst perfektioniert, Menschen das Gefühl der Nutzlosigkeit zu geben. Es ist an der Zeit, dem ein Ende zu setzen.« Sebastian Junger Warum beschließen Soldaten nach ihrer Rückkehr aus dem Krieg und in die Heimat, sich zu neuen Einsätzen zu melden? Warum sind Belastungsstörungen und Depressionen in unserer modernen Gesellschaft so virulent? Warum erinnern sich Menschen oft sehnsüchtiger an Katastrophenerfahrungen als an Hochzeiten oder Karibikurlaube? Mit Tribe hat Sebastian Junger eines der meistdiskutierten Werke des Jahres vorgelegt. Er erklärt, was wir von Stammeskulturen über Loyalität, Gemeinschaftsgefühl und die ewige Suche des Menschen nach Sinn lernen können.
Author: International Association for Contract and Commercial Management(IACCM)
Publisher: Van Haren
Release Date: 2011-11-11
Almost 80% of CEOs say that their organization must get better at managing external relationships. According to The Economist, one of the major reasons why so many relationships end in disappointment is that most organizations 'are not very good at contracting'. This ground-breaking title from leading authority IACCM (International Association for Contract and Commercial Management) represents the collective wisdom and experience of Contract, Legal and Commercial experts from some of the world s leading companies to define how to partner for performance. This practical guidance is designed to support practitioners through the contract lifecycle and to give both supply and buy perspectives, leading to a more consistent approach and language that supports greater efficiency and effectiveness. Within the five phases described in this book (Initiate, Bid, Development, Negotiate and Manage), readers will find invaluable guidance on the whole lifecycle with insights to finance, law and negotiation, together with dispute resolution, change control and risk management. This title is the official IACCM operational guidance and fully supports and aligns with the course modules for Certification.
The book is a tool to guide the new professionals in advancing their procurement skills. It provides guidance for selecting the right procurement method and offers effective techniques for developing solicitation documents. It covers the essential components of each of the procurement methods discussed and explains the rationale for their inclusion in the procurement document. The book explains the logic of key sections of the procurement document and how they are interrelated to make the procurement process effective.
Author: Paul R. Baker
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2012-11-19
Genre: Business & Economics
To adequately protect an organization, physical security must go beyond the "gates, guns, and guards" mentality that characterizes most security programs. Creating a sound security plan involves understanding not only security requirements but also the dynamics of the marketplace, employee issues, and management goals. The Complete Guide to Physical Security discusses the assets of a facility—people, building, and location—and the various means to protect them. It emphasizes the marriage of technology and physical hardware to help those tasked with protecting these assets to operate successfully in the ever-changing world of security. The book covers specific physical security technologies, such as intrusion detection, access control, and video surveillance systems—including networked video. It addresses the reasoning behind installations, how to work with contractors, and how to develop a central station for monitoring. It also discusses government regulations for building secured facilities and SCIFs (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities). Case examples demonstrate the alignment of security program management techniques with not only the core physical security elements and technologies but also operational security practices. The authors of this book have nearly 50 years combined experience in the security industry—including the physical security and security management arenas. Their insights provide the foundation for security professionals to develop a comprehensive approach to achieving physical security requirements while also establishing leadership roles that help further the overall mission of their organization.