Using the industry where you currently work or have worked before, write a 2 to 3 page business proposal recommending your choice between Android or iOS. From a user and developer’s perspective, which would you recommend to your company and why?
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
- Please provide 3 – 5 peer-review references to substantiate your viewpoint. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
- Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format.
- Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date
But it is writing, so you should bring all of your skills and knowledge about writing to this assignment. This type of writing has a specific purpose, target audience, and usually, format. As a subject-matter expert and professional, you will inevitably be called upon to create such a proposal. There are so many purposes for which proposals are written, though. And, the purpose actually dictates how the proposal should be written. I have suggested for this assignment that you start with one of the many business proposal templates that are available online. Students always ask – but which template should I choose? I am not giving a clear answer to that question that you might want. In this email/memo, I provide some criteria about proposal objectives which I believe will assist you in choosing a proposal template. I will say that you will certainly find a qualifying template online, but you will need to modify it slightly to fit the perspective that I have given. I asked you to take the perspective of you being an (IT) subject-matter expert in a company where you are employed – or aspire to work at (can be a fictious company). You are NOT selling here, either a product or service. But your management is relying on your knowledge and experience to make a business choice to adopt an Android or iOS platform. So, this would be a “solicited” type of proposal document. Here are a few other tips – proposal objectives, that I think will help you in selecting a template to fit your need: What is a proposal?
A proposal is a formal offer/recommendation written in response to a specific request or opportunity with a prospective client (your management). As the name suggests, it proposes a unique idea or a solution (Android or iOS) to a client’s problem. Proposals are evaluated on whether they meet a client’s expectations regarding goals, timelines, deliverables, and budget.
Business proposals are either solicited or unsolicited. A solicited proposal is one that has been requested by a client. Proposals provide an in-depth explanation of the work being done (reasons to choose one platform over the other), with details about scope, deliverables, milestones, and qualifications as well as budget.