July 08, 2011

Management: Project management involves focusing on the details

When Noah was directed by the Lord to build an ark, he was given a specific scope of work and detailed instructions on how to construct it.

This is not always true in business when you are required from time to time to submit a quote or respond to a RFP (request for price) or a RFQ (request for quote). Normally, the request details the work required and the timeline of the project. But in some cases the request is not at all specific.

Recently, I have spoken with local businesspeople in a number of industries about the challenges they face in quoting on the scope of work.

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