Are you also tired and frustrated about the struggle and effort it takes to produce a quality proposal?
WHAT TO EXPECT?
Many clients are quite thrilled about our way of analysing the project concept either in a Terms of Reference or a Proposal, after it has opened their eyes by establishing a better focus on end-users and an analysis on the quality of their broader context of services and components.
WE GUIDE YOU AND YOUR TEAM TO:
1. test the RELEVANCE of the project
For WHO and by WHOM? By analysing the stakeholders and dividing these into ‘end-users’ and ‘suppliers’ we highlight the need to specify the ‘end-users’ better and hint at possible other organisations that could be involved in the project or have their contributions to the project monitored under the assumptions.
WHY? Gathering the perceptions and reaching a common understanding among those stakeholders on the challenges and problematic in their working and living environment is key to the design of a relevant project. Suddenly stakeholders feel to be understood and will commit to collaborate to bring the change.
2. assure the FEASIBILITY
WHAT and WHAT NOT? Organizing the agreements among the stakeholders on which objectives (Results) the project will be responsible to make available to the ‘end-users’ and which objectives will not be under its responsibility and mandate (Assumptions) in order to reach the Project Purpose, has proved to be a very helpful mechanism for assessing the feasibility of the project. This tool is referred to as the Logical Framework Matrix.
3. incorporate SUSTAINABILITY in the design
HOW? In addition to the ‘WHAT should happen matrix’ we often suggest to also prepare a ‘HOW will it happen matrix’ to focus on the capacity building of the implementing organisation assuring the sustainability.
What others are saying about us …
Most relevant to pose the right questions!
First let me truly thank you for the incredible and intensive training that you have provided.
On the content / knowledge perspective, I'm delighted with the LFA methodology and I'm quite keen continue improve knowledge on it. Although most of the time (as project managers) we only start when the project is decided, it will allow us to thoroughly understand the reasons WHY we are doing the the projects, properly manage the expectations between the project stakeholders and, in this particular scope, will allow us to better support our teachers (and other stakeholders) while tutors, aiming to get the right projects, for the right reasons.
On the facilitation techniques, I'm even more delighted, all the communication skills that we were able to train (although only for a small amount of time 🙁 , all the tips and experiences that you shared with us, will truly increase our capability to gather problems / ideas / aims, to communicate better, to better understand, to be better understood, and most relevant, to make the right questions.
Regarding the delivery, your ability to not only deliver the content in a quite practical and understandable way, being able to create the "need" and after introduce the content as "solution", show us "WHY", how it works, and present how everything is glued (on the wider scope outside of the project only focus) is just incredible. Your capability to keep everyone focused (even after a long week of work), to keep pushing everyone to participate, is amazing and shows the skilled facilitator and communicator that you are.
Without any doubts, you are the best and strongest communicator with whom I've interacted, and it was a pleasure seeing you working and learn with you.
Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (by eNear.co)
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With more than 20 years experience in providing very dynamic and interactive training, facilitation and mentoring to a wide variety of clients in many countries dealing with an enormous diversity of topics, has made us a real specialist in identifying and helping clients to address many types of problems and in preparing quality documents in all the phases of the project cycle: From preparing quality Terms of Reference, Tender documents and designing and assessing Project Proposals to developing monitoring-, evaluation- and Lessons Learnt dissemination plans.
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