|Contract and Contractor Management for Project Managers
Time-to-market pressures have caused many high-technology companies to make more use of contractors. This in turn has created a demand for increased knowledge and enhanced skills for project managers in the area of contract and contractor management:
This one-day program is designed to help high-technology project managers develop the necessary skills. The program is built around the six Project Contract/Procurement Management processes developed by Bill Duncan as part of his "process model" of project management.
Key topics covered include:
- The items being procured are more diverse, and thus the contract terms and conditions are more diverse as well.
- Multiple items are typically procured for each project, and thus project managers may need to coordinate five or six contractors on a single project.
- Contractors are often geographically dispersed, frequently even in another country, and thus more difficult to monitor.
- Taken together, the above items also make recovering troubled projects far more difficult.
Approximately 70% of classroom time is devoted to hands-on exercises and directed discussion.
- The contractor as an important stakeholder
- Writing an effective statement of work
- Defining terms and conditions to support your information needs
- Getting the right people involved in proposal evaluation
- Negotiating the contract
- Measuring project performance
- Dealing with troublesome contractors
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