Posts Tagged ‘Attention to Detail’

Multiple Client Projects

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

In the past we’ve covered the importance of drawing up detailed specifications when doing client project work. However this process may become more tedious and time consuming when a contract involves multiple clients. In order to provide services for multiple clients you need to use prioritization, estimation, and leeway for unforeseen issues that may come up in the future. Specific clients may require more time and special attention than what is usually required so they need to be prioritized accordingly. For each client included under the contract it is necessary to estimate the amount of work, time, and effort that will be needed to be put forth. In situations such as these it’s best to plan ahead and plan for more hours rather than giving the clients unrealistic expectations. Your specifications must be well thought out and accommodate the clients that will be receiving services under the contract. Your scope of work must have specific determinations for each client’s needs as well as the room for complications. It’s best to approach a client and complete the project under the predetermined amount of time rather than going back to them asking for more time.

 

Personality Types

Monday, August 1st, 2011

A team is defined as a group of individuals who can come forth and move together to meet a common goal. Within that team each individual has a different personality type that needs to compliment the others in order for everything to click together. While each person has their own shortcomings it’s important that other members in the groups can cover the weaknesses in the group. Someone who is not as aggressive can collaborate with an aggressive individual in the group in order to obtain their final results. Certain positions and duties require individuals who will be able to come together and compliment each other’s personality type. Aspects such as attention to detail, creativity, confidence, and overall experience are all heavily reliant on the team’s respective personality types. Some individuals are better fit for tasks that fall within their personality types such as repetitive tasks or projects centered on thinking outside the box. By taking into account the different personality types within a group you can ensure that there is a sense of compatibility with each other. A team must be able to adapt to certain situations and compensate for each other’s weaknesses.

 

Proposals

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

As a vendor one of the most time consuming aspects of scoping out work for current or potential clients is the construction of proposals. Contrary to popular belief it’s important that you do not base your proposals off a template to speed up the process. Each client and project is unique which requires every minuscule detail to be addressed and all aspects of the potential relationship to be brought out into the open. Your proposal is a direct representation of your company and it would be in your best interest to put in your complete effort towards each proposal. Templates will often leave out thoughts and aspects of the project by only requiring you to fill in the blanks with general information. The time and attention to detail that you put forth into your proposals will shine above those of the other competitors that your client will receive. You must also be selective with sending out proposals and only do so when you feel that your company is fit for the potential client. Requests for proposal are also to be expected whether they are current or potential clients. In this scenario you must determine if your company is fit for it and interested in the project before sending them a throughout proposal. This is where companies would make the mistake of sending them a “cookie cutter” response. Sending out template proposals will only reflect negatively and taking the time to personal ones can be time consuming. Some clients aren’t even confident about the project getting off the ground so it’s important to use your judgment and time management skills to decide if to formulate a proposal. Using your judgment will only help you down the road, saving you time and effort when dealing with potential or current clients.