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Meeting ArchiveFebruary Meeting:
Thursday February 26, 2004
Meeting Schedule
A Modular Approach to Proposals
Paul Rota will present a proven approach for creating effective written proposals.

The techniques for writing an effective proposal are not necessarily self-evident. Some consultants acquired their proposal-writing skills from previous employers, others through trial and error. All of us who struggle through the proposal process would welcome a simple and accessible methodology or template.

Paul Rota will speak on the modular approach to proposals (MAP), a uniform and organized process for developing a document and easing the proposal-writing process.

Originated by the Defense industry to ease preparation of written proposals for Federal Government agencies, MAP has been successfully applied to technical reports, handbooks, business plans, and project plans. The methodology is highly structured but flexible enough to leave room for creativity. It reduces the time and cost to prepare a document and provides a genuine picture of what the document will look like before a single word is written. Besides easing the writing process, MAP improves readability and enhances the management of large documents.

Paul Rota has been an independent computer consultant for 25 years, serving Fortune 500 companies and smaller organizations. He recently completed a six-year assignment with the NYSE and AMEX helping develop wireless LAN systems. He specializes in systems analysis, discrete system simulation, and in documenting user requirements, functional requirements, and general design specifications. He has presented papers at national symposia and private seminars. Mr. Rota previously worked in the defense industry.

Founded in 1992, the IEEE Consultants Network of Northern NJ encourages and promotes the use of independent technical consultants by business and industry.

Thursday February 26, 7:30pm
Non-members welcome!
Aeroflex / KDI-Integrated Products
(note: entrance for the meeting is at the rear of the building)
60 South Jefferson Ave.
Whippany, N.J.

Contact: 973-728-4500, robert@rdwalker.com

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