Request for Proposal

Author: Bud Porter-Roth
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0201775751
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Computers

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.

The Requirements Engineering Handbook

Author: Ralph Rowland Young
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 1580536182
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.

Developing Successful Internet Request for Proposals

Author: Mitch Reed
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781410739063
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Business & Economics

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 Entrepreneur s Information Sourcebook

Author: Susan C. Awe
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598847864
Release Date: 2012-01
Genre: Business & Economics

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

Management of Technology

Author: Hans J. Thamhain
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471415510
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.

XML Web Services and the Data Revolution

Author: Frank P. Coyle
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0201776413
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Computers

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.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Successful Outsourcing

Author: Gene Marks
Publisher: Alpha Books
ISBN: 1592573703
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Business & Economics

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

The Lawyer s Field Guide to Effective Business Development

Author: William J. Flannery
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 159031736X
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.

Developing Effective Websites

Author: Roy Strauss
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136133015
Release Date: 2013-08-22
Genre: Art

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

J M W Turner

Author: Michael Bockemühl
ISBN: 3836513676
Release Date: 2010

Procurement Methods Effective Techniques

Author: Lourdes Coss
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781483564821
Release Date: 2016-03-25
Genre: Business & Economics

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.