7 Market Research Tactics, Tools & Templates

In this tutorial we look at the seven stages of market research planning and share MS Word and Excel templates for Market Research. You can then use these forms, checklists, surveys, and questionnaires to complete the seven stages in the Market Research process: Stage 1 – Why You Need a Market Research Plan Stage 2 […]

How to Write Work Instructions

Summary: A Work Instruction is a step by step guide to perform a single instruction. Follow these guidelines to write Work Instructions for IT, Pharma, Biotechnology, or Construction Download Work Instruction Templates for only 7.99! Learn more about this template How to Write Work Instructions Let’s say you’re a new parent. Your new baby is growing […]

Vision Document Template (MS Word)

Use this Vision template (MS Word 36 pages) to collect, analyze, and define the high-level needs and features of your new product or service. The Vision template is one of the first documents required in the software development lifecycle as it describes the features required by users and the benefits for each user group. Vision Document […]

Video: How to Create an Editorial Calendar using Google Docs

In the previous time management tutorial, we looked at how to use Google Calendar for schedule work (and family) tasks. We asked: What’s the one difference between having a to-do list and making a calendar entry? To-do lists are static. It states what needs to be done. Calendars are a commitment to making something happen. You’ve probably noticed that systems […]

Video: 15 Technical Writing Tips

In this video Ivan shares 15 ways to improve your technical writing. He shows how to design better documents, perform better peer reviews, and write that little bit faster… without reducing the quality of your documents. If you have a question, please leave it on the YouTube channel. 15 Technical Writing Tips Our User Guide […]

[NEW] Request For Proposal (RFP) Templates

Looking for Request For Proposal (RFP) Templates? If you want to know how to write a Request For Proposal or are looking for a simple RFP example with forms, checklists, and sample material, then download this RFP template and get started today. Ideal for construction, information technology or government RFPs. We’ve updated the very popular RFP […]

Video: How to Write a Technology White Paper

Summary: A technical white paper discusses the technical issues facing a user and proposed solutions to resolve this problem.  How to Write a Technology White Paper In this video Ivan explains how to write a white paper for the IT industry. This video tutorial explains how to structure, format, and design your white paper to […]

Video: What is a B2B White Paper?

Summary: A white paper is a short document that discusses a technical, business, or operational problem and provides a specific solution. In general, it’s written for decision makers, and will use non-technical business English.  Video: What is a White Paper? In this video Ivan explains how to write your first white paper. If you have […]

How to Write Better Business Processes Designs

Business process design covers many areas. It involves understanding requirements, both the business and functional, the ability to interview different subject matters experts, then write the narrative explaining how the process currently works (as is) and could work (to be). [Learn more about these Process Design MS Word templates here] Furthermore, it requires visual design […]

NEW – Software Testing Templates – 50 MS Word + 40 Excel spreadsheets

We’ve updated the very popular Software Testing Template pack. It now includes almost 100 templates to help software testers, developers, and others involved in writing test cases, status reports, and other QA documentation. It includes 50 MS Word and 40 MS Excel templates. You can use these templates to save time when creating test forms, logs and […]

10 Ways to Improve Your Business Proposal Format

Proposal Format. Your Business Proposal should match the Request For Proposal guidelines and include a three-page executive summary. This applies to proposals to Government, Research, Sales and Construction Proposals. How do I format my Business Proposal? If the Government agency’s Request For Proposal does not provide guidelines, then format your proposal as follows:

10 Steps to Writing ‘Plain Language’ Business Proposals

I found the Plain Language writing technique by accident. It’s also called Plain English, by the way. I was reading a lot about Warren Buffet a few years back and came across a nice, short document he wrote for the SEC. These are the folks who submit legal and business document to Wall Street when […]

Process Design Tips From DHL

As a process designer, I’m always looking at how other companies design their processes, in particular how they manage exceptions, errors, and unexpected actions, typically an ‘edge case.’ Download Now for $9.99 – Buy Here! [Learn more about these templates here] Last month I bought two computers. One Toshiba laptop, the second an Alienware desktop, […]

17 Ways to Improve Functional Requirements Elicitation

Summary: Identifying and asking the right questions is a critical part of functional requirements elicitation. You can use this Functional Requirement template to define a function of a software system and how the system must behave when presented with specific inputs or conditions. These may include calculations, data manipulation and processing and other specific functionality. […]

5 Ways to Demonstrate Value-For-Money in your Business Proposal

You know your Business Proposal matches the client’s requirements exactly, right? You also know that your proposal is good Value For Money and resolves the pain points for the funding agency. But, you still need to show them why.