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eBook - Using VisibleThread during the Proposal Lifecycle

This eBook last updated: May 2016

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We issued an eBook for those applying VisibleThread to support proposal management.

Click the link at the very end of this post for the PDF

For each topic we show:

  1. topic description
  2. step by step instructions in VT
  3. Additional links such as video or blog posts

We cover these topics:

  • 1.0 RFP Release
  • 1.1 Create a Starter Compliance Matrix
  • 1.2 Discover Frequency of Word Use in the Solicitation and/or Proposal
  • 2.0 Proposal Development and Review Preparation
  • 2.1 Verify Compliance to Structure Outlines
  • 2.2 Detecting Potential Areas of Risk, Unsubstantiated Claims, Areas that May Require Metrics, Etc.
  • 2.3 Determine if Content Requirements are Sufficiently Addressed
  • 2.4 Confirm that Proposal Win Themes and Discriminators are Addressed
  • 2.5 Review Readability of Proposal (Long Sentences, Passive Sentences, Hidden Verbs)
  • 2.6 Review Trend for Proposal Quality Statistics over Time (Quality Hits, Concept Hits, Plain Language Statistics)
  • 3.0 Post Red Team Review
  • 3.1 Create an Acronym List
  • 3.2 Check for Content Loss after Cutting Material to Meet Page Limitations
  • 3.3 Use Discovery to Assist with Building a Proposal Cross-Reference Matrix
  • 3.5 Confirm Integrity of Outline
  • 4.0 Post–Proposal Submittal
  • 4.1 Final Proposal Reviews (FPRs)
  • 4.2 Debrief Analysis
  • 5.0 Capture
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