Indesign’s typical process for engaging with a client to create a project proposal involves the following four stages:
Stage 1: Inquiry
An initial discussion occurs with a client to determine if Indesign’s skills and experience are a good fit for the project. This initial discussion is often followed with a non-disclosure agreement to facilitate the exchange of further information.
Stage 2: Discovery
A detailed discussion of the project occurs between the client and Indesign team members. The goal of this discussion is to obtain sufficient information for Indesign to create a proposal – Statement of Work.
Stage 3: Statement of Work
A Statement of Work is created to define project scope, activities, deliverables, schedule, costs, and proposed business terms. The initial Statement of Work is often refined to best match the client’s needs.
Stage 4: Project Start
When a Statement of Work has been approved by the client, Indesign will assemble the people and resources needed to start the project.