We will follow the Project Management Plan . . .
What? What are you going to do after developing this Plan?
We will follow the ISO standard . . .
What? What has supplanted the latest ISO standard for quality or environmental management?
We will follow the results . . .
What? What happens next?
In Proposal Land, “follow” can reasonably mean “to happen after” or “to adhere to” or “to monitor.” Why not just say what we mean?
After developing the Project Management Plan,
we will write the associated SOPs.
To maintain consistency
we will adhere to the ISO standard.
By monitoring performance results,
we will learn how to improve them.
It’s a small point, but it illustrates one of the challenges of writing clearly: Words have multiple meanings. So choose your words as precisely as you can, as “least prone to momentary misinterpretation” as you can find: The person trying to understand them is not you.
Or think of it this way: The person evaluating them is not you.
Following me now?