Proposals are inherently time-driven activities with hard deadlines established by the Government that are not typically negotiable. With the clock ticking from the moment the Final RFP is released, it is critical to develop and implement an effective, realistic proposal schedule that maximizes content-development time while also ensuring that all aspects of the proposal process — such as graphics, editing, one-voicing, and formatting — are assigned the schedule, time, and attention required to deliver a high-quality product. Establishing milestones for pens-down, reviews, etc., is a critical element of any effective proposal schedule, and defining those milestones and making sure that everyone adheres to the same schedule keep your proposal team working with a unity of purpose and understanding of all the inter-relationships and interdependencies between the various volumes and sections of the proposal. An ineffective schedule leads to late nights and unnecessary rework, ultimately adding to the cost of developing a proposal. Our Engagement Manager works with you to ensure that you have an effective schedule in place, that milestones are effectively communicated, and that your team is focused on achieving those milestones in a way that minimizes stress and frustration.