[thelist] process / fair estimate / assumed knowledge

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Thu Dec 6 19:04:29 CST 2007

On 4 Dec 2007, at 16:03, Bob Meetin wrote:

> Some recent requests for project proposals have slapped me silly.   
> There
> is time involved in research ( emailing the-list, posting to forums ).
> Virtually anything we do, someone else has done.  I've gotten  
> trapped in
> spending cycles in working up proposals which require substantial
> research to put together a 'plausible' hourly estimate.

That's going to happen far too often if you let it - most outfits will  
have more opportunities to bid for work than they could ever satisfy  
with quality bids. So it's really useful to have a bid/no-bid decision  
gate before you get too into it. And another before you actually  
submit the bid - "It may make us money, but it'll be a PiTA"


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