Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
|How long have you been a proposal manager/specialist/ writer?||Nine years - started in 2001|
|How did you become involved with proposals?||Job requirements at a new company I went to work for totally changed after 9/11 - it was more important to get the proposals done than what I was hired to do which was consultant relations.|
|Do you work in a "corporate office" or "home office" environment?||I work remotely from home but go to my corporate office on an as needed basis for production, meetings, special events, etc. I have the best of both worlds.|
|What do you like best about working in your current environment?||I'm much more productive at home since I have no distractions, and you can't beat the commute.|
|What do you like least?||My least favorite thing about working at home is ...hmmmm....my wardrobe is seriously lacking in style.|
|What do you feel is the most challenging aspect of your job?||Most challenging aspect is the volume of work and the lack of hours in a day.|
|What shortcuts or helpful best practices about working with proposal teams could you share?||Ask for help if you can't meet your deadline! Never assume someone knows the process. Ask them if they need a one on one call to explain how the process works. Make sure key reviewers block off time on their calendar on set dates to do their reviews.|
|Why/when did you join APMP?||Approximately 2002|
|What is your method for successfully working with your proposal teams?||Constant communication (typically via email) and status file updates|
|Which type of proposals do you do most? Commercial, government or other?||Commercial|
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