Options 1 & 2: Business Proposal
For this assignment, you will write a proposal to your organization’s senior management team for a project you would like to receive approval for. The section titled Practical Skills: Proposal Writing in the interactive lecture on page V of Module 7 provides guidance to help you determine the specific needs of your audience.
Your proposal will be based on the work you have already done for the Module 6 Critical Thinking Assignment. You will be writing on the topic you chose for that assignment, either:
- Leadership Training Need Identified
- Reward and Recognition Program Needed
Review the information provided in the Module 7, Page V, Practical Skills: Proposal Writing, interactive lecture. Use the proposal template (link below) for the assignment.
Your proposal should be 6-8 pages in length and conform to CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements. Include at least 5 scholarly references, proper in-text citation, and a reference page. The CSU-Global Library is a good place to find these references.
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Practical Skills Module 7, Page 5
Your proposal should be divided into parts, or sections, that are familiar to your organization and audience. If you have seen other proposals from your organization, it is recommended to follow that same organizational approach for your writing. If not, you can always do an internet search to select an approach that you find effective.
For the purpose of this course and your upcoming Portfolio Project Assignment, organize your proposal into these parts:
The purpose of the introduction is to introduce the problem to your audience. Be clear and succinct. Answer these questions in a 4-5 sentence paragraph.
- Why is the current situation not effective?
- Why does it need to be changed, in your opinion? (Brady, n.d.)
In this section, explain the problem that currently exists, the causes of the problem, and the effects created by the problem.
In this section of your proposal, explain what you want to do to solve the problem you defined in the introduction
You may want to use a bulleted list here to list the benefits of your solution. Include your research here. It is very important to provide evidence to justify your proposed plan. Be sure to:
- Make reference to studies in this topic area
- Quote individuals well-known in the field
- Provide data
- Don’t forget to cite all sources (Brady, n.d.)
Click here for a sample business proposal in APA format. While this report is not organized into the same sections you will be using for your report, it does provide you with good examples of how to make reference to studies in the topic area, how to provide data, and how to cite your sources.
Qualifications and Experience
In this section, tell your audience why you are the person to get the job done. Describe your experience. If you feel you are not qualified to do the work, describe the person, or type of person, required. You may also want to describe similar projects your organization has taken on in the past to show why you believe this project will be successful.
This section outlines the budget and an estimate of what the project will cost. Depending on your audience, you may want to include direct and indirect costs. Use general categories to estimate costs. Cost details can be provided later once the project has been approved. (Brady, n.d)
The budget is a very important section of your project. A table that presents the costs in an at-a-glance format is recommended for that audience which wants to get a general idea of the cost at this point.
Click here for a sample budget.
End your proposal by restating the benefits of the proposal. Keep your conclusion short and concise. Four to five sentences will most likely be enough.