I am working with Management Consulting firm based in Mumbai as a Manager. For career progression I have decided to appear for APMP – Foundation exam. I started studying Foundation study guide from the first chapter, the study was started from the beginning of February 2019, I used to spend 45 minutes every morning on the weekdays and on weekends I used to spend 3 to 4 hours on Saturday and Sunday’s. I tried to relate concepts mentioned in the guide with my working career and proposal experience. This helped me to understand and remember concepts very well. Some concepts were new hence I spoke to people in respective industry to know them well. Some online material is also available which was of help to me. I completed reading of guide at the end of March month. On 5th April I attended Crash course for Foundation exam organized by Mind IT and conducted by Mr. K.K.Iyer in ISS Facility Services office located in Marol, Andheri. This course was immense help to me in revising my concepts and to know topics of importance in the exam. One sample exam was conducted at the end of the course which helped in understanding the type of questions appear in Foundation exam.
Then I revised the topics which are the most importance in the exam.
I appeared for the exam on 20th April 2019 and cleared it in first attempt.
I thank Mind IT and Mr. Iyer for their support in my exam preparation.
I recommend services of Mind IT to other prospective candidates who are preparing for this exam.
MindIT’s 1-day crash course is the perfect balance of focusing on the important topics for the exam as well as the fight for time by busy Bid and Proposal professionals. The highly interactive session with end of chapter quiz enabled us to significantly boost our confidence. The mock test at the end of the session not only gave us an idea of how the Foundation exam would be conducted but also helped us identify areas that we need to further work on. Highly recommended!
C2L Biz in its aggressive growth trajectory was challenged in putting together World Class Proposal responses for its international clients and prospects. C2L Biz after a thorough evaluation of MindIT, engaged MindIT to setup our Proposal centre and services which included training/coaching our People, bringing the right Processes,transforming the boilerplate Content and integrating Graphics and Visual design into all our Proposals. MindIT collaborates with all the functions in our organization like Sales, Marketing, Delivery et al to deliver World Class Proposals. Simply put, the results have been outstanding as it has converted into more Wins for C2L Biz.
Co-Founder and Executive Director,
C2L BIZ Solutions
Our organization had an aggressive target of doubling its winning ratio within twelve months by pursuing large public sector RFPs. MindIT designed the processes, trained our Solutions team in putting together winning solutions and designed the processes for our content. All of these has put us on the right track to achieve our goals.
International Government & Public Sector (IGPS),
A mid-tier IT Services company
C2L Biz as part of its rapid growth phase wanted to raise the quality of its Proposal response. MindIT did a great job in working with our Solutioning team, integrating the unique Solution content and boiler plate content. Combined with graphics and visual design the proposal quality has been raised by a few notches and should contribute significantly to our growth in business. Awesome !
Founder & Director,
C2L Biz Solutions
MindIT’s workshop on Compelling Executive Summaries provided our team an outside in view of writing Executive Summaries. In my personal view, using examples and providing a variety of flavours of Executive Summaries helped the team to draw its own best practices that can be adopted for specific context. I am impressed by the simplified approach of analysing RFPs and in turn driving the Executive Summary. Insightful Workshop!.
Head, Bid Management, Indian Sub-continent,
SAP Global Business Operations
MindIT helped us create a unique and differentiated proposal for a critical opportunity that we were pursing with a Public International Organization. MindIT’s deep capabilities in Winning strategy, Bid management, Content presentation combined with excellent Graphic and Visual Design skills has created a new benchmark for Thirdware. We have put our best foot forward to win this !
Our objective of getting our Pre Sales teams to develop significant thinking-doing skills was fully met through the workshop on ‘World Class Proposals – Solutioneering’ conducted by MindIT. The interactive sessions and more importantly the variety of techniques, templates and processes provided by MindIT should equip our teams to win even more opportunities. Highly impactful workshop !
SVP and Head-Consulting & Advisory Practice,
Datamatics Global Services Limited
MindIT was contracted by Tech Mahindra to conduct a one day workshop for the AIM program. AIM (Achievers In the Making) seeks to identify high potential technical associates within Tech Mahindra and provide intense training to convert them to entry level sales professionals. The MindIT workshop sought to hone them in the techniques of client business issues and analysis. The key part of the program involved using a mock RFP and team work and was conducted in an interactive manner enabling good quality of learning to the AIM participants.
Head – Talent Management (Sales),Tech Mahindra
Xoriant’s strategy in setting up of the Pre Sales function to help us win large and more complex business is in line with our goals. A critical requirement was to train our Delivery and Pre Sales teams in the best practices of Proposal Management. MindIT’s workshop delivered a high quality interactive program and today we have a pool of people more than enthusiastic to contribute towards more wins for Xoriant.
Chief Operating Officer (COO),
MECE technique – simply awesome !
A happy past workshop participant
A Happy Past
“It is about the solution … not about you”.
A happy past workshop participant
Identify and do not invest time in non-serious bids, re-use proposals up to 70-80%.
A happy past workshop participant
MindIT demonstrated excellent understanding of our requirements for building compelling proposals and administered the course to address these requirements very well, through a well structured process and with adequate personal involvement.
Global Marketing Controller,Zensar Technologies.
Our staff having attended MindIT’s workshop on ‘World Class Proposals – A Master Class’ came back with ready to use templates, guidelines and much more. The staff acquired the end-to-end skills to translate it to actions on the ground and we could immediately see the positive impact it had on our proposals going forward. Highly impactful and recommended !
Xpanxion (UST Global Group)
MindIT brought about a significant transformation to our Sales and Marketing content by making it sharply focused on the client. By applying the principles of ‘Less is More’, our content now is crisp and, with innovative graphics, has created an enhanced brand image of our organization. Delighted !
MindIT’s Pre Sales program provided good concept to our presales professionals to participate in the Bidding process. The technique to ‘break down’ any RFP into manageable components was especially well received.
Vice President, Head Resource Management, HexaVarsity and Global Bid Management,Hexaware Technologies
Nitor’s aspiration to win business from mature, experienced and global customers needed us to raise the bar in terms of the quality of proposals and responses. We put together a cross functional team from Engineering, Product development, Sales and Pre Sales and invited MindIT to conduct a workshop on ‘World Class Proposals’. Suffice it to say that the workshop met all our objectives !
MindIT refined our marketing content that optimised our message, reflected our client focus while eliminating redundancy and improving visualization to make it stand out.
Manager, Marketing and Corporate Communication,
C2L Biz in its rapid growth needed to have Proposals of exceptional quality and a key foundation ofthis was tohave our boilerplate content transformed to support all Proposal effort. MindIT did an exceptional job in transforming this content and proved how it integrates with our unique content on every proposal.Great Work!
Founder & Director, C2L