Keep the proposal team simple to increase control and responsiveness when you need it most.
As projects, RFP responses are time-limited activities that bring with them the whole range of emotions upon completion. Acknowledging these feelings is the first step in helping members of proposal teams manage them.
Proactive communication is key to working well on a proposal team. Here’s a story that illustrates the point.
Being an effective member of a proposal team requires the discipline to limit your inputs to where you add value, and the ability to recognize (and the willingness to accept) “good enough.”
Managing the proposal team is a major element in the project management challenge presented by RFP responses. Plan for the realities of teamwork, from tools selected, to scheduling, to the approach taken to supervision.