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What to do when a prospective client asks for a week-by-week breakdown of activities in your proposal? Activities are clearly indicated per phase already...

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That wouldn't be condescending, it would be ignorant. Write down what topics you are going to cover or whom you will interview instead. What it tells me is that the client either a) doesn't trust you (which, incidentally, might be right based on your lack of insight into what you are going to do during the engagement), or b) is trying to figure out their own resource requirements.

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We show activities by week

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Give it to them. You need to do this anyways

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Even when it will say “stakeholder interviews” four times for weeks 1-4? I don’t want to seem condescending

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