The purpose of proposal planning is to enable you to get it right the first time and to validate that you have prepared the right proposal.
- While the Proposal Manager is responsible for proposal planning, it is a good idea for those impacted to also read and understand the parts of the process those plans are based on.
- Proposal planning forces you to make decisions and think things through before you write, instead of writing and then re-writing until you figure it out.
Plan before you write. Your plans should include:
A Compliance Matrix
- Write to the plan.
- Validate what you wrote against the plan.
You should be prepared in advance so that you can complete these plans within days of RFP release.