Project Management - How to: Write a Great RFP/RFI Pt.1of2

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Course Description

This course is a result of 25 years of consulting project management experience, participating in dozens of vendor selection processes, gathering stakeholder requirements for a new product or service and analyzing multiple vendor responses.

This course will start with the discussion of request types including Request for Proposal (RFP), Request for Quotation (RFQ), Request for Information (RFI), Invitation to Quote (ITQ) and several others. We will then cover the most typical layout of the RFP/RFI document including introduction, instructions to bidders, proposal response formats, bid evaluation methods, terms and conditions and requirements.

We will then discuss several recommended strategies for the companies issuing the RFP/RFI as well as the potential games the vendors could play in order to maximize their revenues from the project.

Once we cover the basics of the RFP/RFI process, we will turn our attention to an actual business case where a large North American hotel chain decided to replace their existing Property Management System (PMS) and had to choose a platform from fifteen potential vendors. We will examine the current state of the hospitality industry, the severe impact of the technology and the key capabilities desired by the hotel chains.

Later we will examine the structure of our own RFP, the anticipated timeline and the key questions included in the RFP.

Who this course is for:

  • You have to choose a product or a service that is being offered by multiple vendors
  • You are involved in a procurement process
  • You want to learn about the tricks vendors use when responding to RFP/RFIs
  • Experienced project and program managers
  • Junior project managers, who are just starting their careers
  • Other IT/Sd domain professionals: Business/System Analysts, Developers, Architects, etc.
  • Senior and middle-level functional managers
  • C-level executives

Course content

2 sections • 5 lectures • 38m total length

Instructor

Expert project/portfolio manager, author, and speaker.
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 1,233 Reviews
  • 4,665 Students
  • 30 Courses

An internationally acclaimed expert and speaker in the areas of project and portfolio management, scope definition, process improvement and corporate training. Jamal has done work for both private-sector companies and government organizations in Canada, US, Asia, Europe and Middle East. With more than 20 years of experience in management and troubled project recovery of large enterprise, IT and software development projects in banking, finance, retail, e-commerce, oil and gas, software and many other industries.

Expected Outcomes

  1. What is an RFI/RFP Typical Layout of the RFP Case Study: PMS System Selection Project – Introduction to Hospitality Industry Requirements Knowledge of Project Management Description This course is a result of 25 years of consulting project management experience, participating in dozens of vendor selection processes, gathering stakeholder requirements for a new product or service and analyzing multiple vendor responses. This course will start with the discussion of request types including Request for Proposal (RFP), Request for Quotation (RFQ), Request for Information (RFI), Invitation to Quote (ITQ) and several others. We will then cover the most typical layout of the RFP/RFI document including introduction, instructions to bidders, proposal response formats, bid evaluation methods, terms and conditions and requirements. We will then discuss several recommended strategies for the companies issuing the RFP/RFI as well as the potential games the vendors could play in order to maximize their revenues from the project. Once we cover the basics of the RFP/RFI process, we will turn our attention to an actual business case where a large North American hotel chain decided to replace their existing Property Management System (PMS) and had to choose a platform from fifteen potential vendors. We will examine the current state of the hospitality industry, the severe impact of the technology and the key capabilities desired by the hotel chains. Later we will examine the structure of our own RFP, the anticipated timeline and the key questions included in the RFP. Who this course is for: You have to choose a product or a service that is being offered by multiple vendors You are involved in a procurement process You want to learn about the tricks vendors use when responding to RFP/RFIs Experienced project and program managers Junior project managers, who are just starting their careers Other IT/Sd domain professionals: Business/System Analysts, Developers, Architects, etc. Senior and middle-level functional managers C-level executives Show more Show less Course content 2 sections • 5 lectures • 38m total length Expand all sections Introduction 1 lecture • 8min Introduction Preview 07:40 Course Modules 4 lectures • 31min Request Types 04:33 General Strategies 10:09 Case Study 10:05 RFP Layout 06:22 Instructor Jamal Moustafaev, BBA, MBA, PMP Expert project/portfolio manager, author, and speaker. 4.4 Instructor Rating 1,233 Reviews 4,665 Students 30 Courses An internationally acclaimed expert and speaker in the areas of project and portfolio management, scope definition, process improvement and corporate training. Jamal has done work for both private-sector companies and government organizations in Canada, US, Asia, Europe and Middle East. With more than 20 years of experience in management and troubled project recovery of large enterprise, IT and software development projects in banking, finance, retail, e-commerce, oil and gas, software and many other industries. Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; } else { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.allowToggle && input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; var radios = document.querySelectorAll('[name="' + input.dataset.name + '"]'); for (var i = 0; i (function(){window['__CF$cv$params']={r:'677520649f91e69c',m:'085810551968a2632baa0a06da177575a9e2c70b-1627716681-1800-AXWpTOeO6jFd4U6CzPadI2Z48WLU/xlFWmZN6gnOceTai8gsnuiL+gV9F7rHmCVUgFp3eHzKjhH589hAhW88sJFFsqrrkNpEJkqYtB2czSrwGd3dPy0euwcXaB+CD4kek7SDpxHYfMwxVP8qT5M635cEuq/hkZaaSsq8RREftI00INybydNYbQleMoL63driZA==',s:[0xd0f68dfb46,0x8c4eb1a70d],}})();
  2. Typical Layout of the RFP Case Study: PMS System Selection Project – Introduction to Hospitality Industry Requirements Knowledge of Project Management Description This course is a result of 25 years of consulting project management experience, participating in dozens of vendor selection processes, gathering stakeholder requirements for a new product or service and analyzing multiple vendor responses. This course will start with the discussion of request types including Request for Proposal (RFP), Request for Quotation (RFQ), Request for Information (RFI), Invitation to Quote (ITQ) and several others. We will then cover the most typical layout of the RFP/RFI document including introduction, instructions to bidders, proposal response formats, bid evaluation methods, terms and conditions and requirements. We will then discuss several recommended strategies for the companies issuing the RFP/RFI as well as the potential games the vendors could play in order to maximize their revenues from the project. Once we cover the basics of the RFP/RFI process, we will turn our attention to an actual business case where a large North American hotel chain decided to replace their existing Property Management System (PMS) and had to choose a platform from fifteen potential vendors. We will examine the current state of the hospitality industry, the severe impact of the technology and the key capabilities desired by the hotel chains. Later we will examine the structure of our own RFP, the anticipated timeline and the key questions included in the RFP. Who this course is for: You have to choose a product or a service that is being offered by multiple vendors You are involved in a procurement process You want to learn about the tricks vendors use when responding to RFP/RFIs Experienced project and program managers Junior project managers, who are just starting their careers Other IT/Sd domain professionals: Business/System Analysts, Developers, Architects, etc. Senior and middle-level functional managers C-level executives Show more Show less Course content 2 sections • 5 lectures • 38m total length Expand all sections Introduction 1 lecture • 8min Introduction Preview 07:40 Course Modules 4 lectures • 31min Request Types 04:33 General Strategies 10:09 Case Study 10:05 RFP Layout 06:22 Instructor Jamal Moustafaev, BBA, MBA, PMP Expert project/portfolio manager, author, and speaker. 4.4 Instructor Rating 1,233 Reviews 4,665 Students 30 Courses An internationally acclaimed expert and speaker in the areas of project and portfolio management, scope definition, process improvement and corporate training. Jamal has done work for both private-sector companies and government organizations in Canada, US, Asia, Europe and Middle East. With more than 20 years of experience in management and troubled project recovery of large enterprise, IT and software development projects in banking, finance, retail, e-commerce, oil and gas, software and many other industries. Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; } else { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.allowToggle && input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; var radios = document.querySelectorAll('[name="' + input.dataset.name + '"]'); for (var i = 0; i (function(){window['__CF$cv$params']={r:'677520649f91e69c',m:'085810551968a2632baa0a06da177575a9e2c70b-1627716681-1800-AXWpTOeO6jFd4U6CzPadI2Z48WLU/xlFWmZN6gnOceTai8gsnuiL+gV9F7rHmCVUgFp3eHzKjhH589hAhW88sJFFsqrrkNpEJkqYtB2czSrwGd3dPy0euwcXaB+CD4kek7SDpxHYfMwxVP8qT5M635cEuq/hkZaaSsq8RREftI00INybydNYbQleMoL63driZA==',s:[0xd0f68dfb46,0x8c4eb1a70d],}})();
  3. Case Study: PMS System Selection Project – Introduction to Hospitality Industry Requirements Knowledge of Project Management Description This course is a result of 25 years of consulting project management experience, participating in dozens of vendor selection processes, gathering stakeholder requirements for a new product or service and analyzing multiple vendor responses. This course will start with the discussion of request types including Request for Proposal (RFP), Request for Quotation (RFQ), Request for Information (RFI), Invitation to Quote (ITQ) and several others. We will then cover the most typical layout of the RFP/RFI document including introduction, instructions to bidders, proposal response formats, bid evaluation methods, terms and conditions and requirements. We will then discuss several recommended strategies for the companies issuing the RFP/RFI as well as the potential games the vendors could play in order to maximize their revenues from the project. Once we cover the basics of the RFP/RFI process, we will turn our attention to an actual business case where a large North American hotel chain decided to replace their existing Property Management System (PMS) and had to choose a platform from fifteen potential vendors. We will examine the current state of the hospitality industry, the severe impact of the technology and the key capabilities desired by the hotel chains. Later we will examine the structure of our own RFP, the anticipated timeline and the key questions included in the RFP. Who this course is for: You have to choose a product or a service that is being offered by multiple vendors You are involved in a procurement process You want to learn about the tricks vendors use when responding to RFP/RFIs Experienced project and program managers Junior project managers, who are just starting their careers Other IT/Sd domain professionals: Business/System Analysts, Developers, Architects, etc. Senior and middle-level functional managers C-level executives Show more Show less Course content 2 sections • 5 lectures • 38m total length Expand all sections Introduction 1 lecture • 8min Introduction Preview 07:40 Course Modules 4 lectures • 31min Request Types 04:33 General Strategies 10:09 Case Study 10:05 RFP Layout 06:22 Instructor Jamal Moustafaev, BBA, MBA, PMP Expert project/portfolio manager, author, and speaker. 4.4 Instructor Rating 1,233 Reviews 4,665 Students 30 Courses An internationally acclaimed expert and speaker in the areas of project and portfolio management, scope definition, process improvement and corporate training. Jamal has done work for both private-sector companies and government organizations in Canada, US, Asia, Europe and Middle East. With more than 20 years of experience in management and troubled project recovery of large enterprise, IT and software development projects in banking, finance, retail, e-commerce, oil and gas, software and many other industries. Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; } else { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.allowToggle && input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; var radios = document.querySelectorAll('[name="' + input.dataset.name + '"]'); for (var i = 0; i (function(){window['__CF$cv$params']={r:'677520649f91e69c',m:'085810551968a2632baa0a06da177575a9e2c70b-1627716681-1800-AXWpTOeO6jFd4U6CzPadI2Z48WLU/xlFWmZN6gnOceTai8gsnuiL+gV9F7rHmCVUgFp3eHzKjhH589hAhW88sJFFsqrrkNpEJkqYtB2czSrwGd3dPy0euwcXaB+CD4kek7SDpxHYfMwxVP8qT5M635cEuq/hkZaaSsq8RREftI00INybydNYbQleMoL63driZA==',s:[0xd0f68dfb46,0x8c4eb1a70d],}})();