First, Lets Clarify a Few Terms

First, Let s Clarify a Few Terms

For the sake of clarity and brevity, let's review a few terms and touch on the focus on this chapter. By vendor, I mean the seller organizationthe organization that is contracted to provide product or services. I will generally refer to the client organizationthe organization purchasing the servicesas the buyer. The use of buyer and seller terms here is consistent with the current PMI standards on procurement management.

In addition, we will focus on arrangements that involve the outsourcing of entire projects, project phases, or specific project deliverables to external entities. Thus, this would exclude "staff augmentation" arrangements where a vendor is contracted to provide a resource to fill a role on your project team.

With these clarifications, we're now ready to take a look at the principles that provide the foundation for effective management of the buyer-seller project relationship.

Part i. Project Management Jumpstart

Project Management Overview

The Project Manager

Essential Elements for any Successful Project

Part ii. Project Planning

Defining a Project

Planning a Project

Developing the Work Breakdown Structure

Estimating the Work

Developing the Project Schedule

Determining the Project Budget

Part iii. Project Control

Controlling a Project

Managing Project Changes

Managing Project Deliverables

Managing Project Issues

Managing Project Risks

Managing Project Quality

Part iv. Project Execution

Leading a Project

Managing Project Communications

Managing Expectations

Keys to Better Project Team Performance

Managing Differences

Managing Vendors

Ending a Project



Absolute Beginner[ap]s Guide to Project Management
Absolute Beginner[ap]s Guide to Project Management
ISBN: 078973821X
EAN: N/A
Year: 2006
Pages: 169

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