Writing project proposals is a necessary activity for consultants. It can be quite nerve-wracking, especially when you are just starting your practice. You're rarely sure what your client actually wants to see, and plenty of second guessing occurs:
- Are you going to send too much information or too little?
- Did you cover all of the necessary details?
- Is it clear what is expected of both parties?
- How can you prevent scope screep but still help the client with unexpected problems?
We experienced these same struggles and frustrations in our practice. We also realized early on that we were generating our proposals inconsistently: some were contained in an email, others were given verbally, and a small number where presented as formal documents. Our favorite projects were the ones which clearly and concisely documented the client's objectives and requirements. We also discovered a successful method for handling out-of-scope requests without being exploited.
We decided to standardize our approach and create a skeleton that we could re-use for each prospective client. We're now making that same proposal template available to you.
Our template contains the structure that we use on each of our proposals, comments for how to fill out each section, and a selection of sample terms. You can even use this template as a lightweight contract - and we have done so many times.
Armed with our template, you will find yourself consistently creating powerful and sleek proposals for your client.
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This project proposal template is what Embedded Artistry uses for our consulting projects. Armed with our template, you will find yourself consistently creating powerful and sleek proposals for your clients.