Hidden costs are still real.
In Proposal Land, the Work is the sum of the products, services, and data that the client wants to buy. But there’s more to it than that.
Rule #3 for preventing version-control problems is this: Pass version control clearly. Don’t just say what you did with the file; don’t just say where the file is. Say what you did, where it is, and who now has version control.
Rule #2 for preventing version-control problems: Have clear rules for handling online files. Goodness. It sounds simple, doesn’t it?
Everyone who works on proposals has a version control story. Well, everyone has a version problem story. In these days of online document repositories and shared network drives, version control of RFP response documents has gotten trickier, because everyone can usually access everything all the time. But there are simple …