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Understanding Collaborative Writing Of Technical Proposals With A Process/Product Model, Frank Joseph Greco Apr 1995

Understanding Collaborative Writing Of Technical Proposals With A Process/Product Model, Frank Joseph Greco

Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Theses & Dissertations

Group work creates concerns with respect to performance, collaboration, and conflict management. Writing technical proposals creates appropriate settings for gaining insight into work group efficiencies and project conflict. The research involved different work groups preparing responses to Federal Government solicitations. A proposed Process/Product model was applied to create a new framework and perception of the technical proposal development effort. There exists a rich dialectic between the forces of Process, (how the effort is accomplished), and, Product, (what the effort will produce.) The investigation attempted to learn if the P/P model provides explanations for project conflict during technical collaborative ...