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Next step to Contract signing
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Hi,

What would be the next step after contract is signed with supplier? Do we need to have kick-off meeting? if not, please advise

Thanks
Muthu
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Muthukrishnan -

If you meant a kick-off involving the supplier's resources, that would depend on the timing for their actual engagement on the project. Also, contracts might be signed with vendors well after a project has commenced so there might have already been an initial kick-off meeting.

As usual, it depends.

Kiron
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1 reply by Muthukrishnan Ramakrishnan
Apr 09, 2018 5:35 AM
Muthukrishnan Ramakrishnan
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Ok, then what would be the next step? Is it preparing WBS?
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I fully agree with Kiron. We sometimes do the kick-off before contract signing, other times after. It depends.
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1 reply by Muthukrishnan Ramakrishnan
Apr 09, 2018 5:36 AM
Muthukrishnan Ramakrishnan
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Thanks. Noted. I'm not sure whether this question is right as it may depend from industry to industry. I wanted to know generalized procedure after the contract signing
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Apr 07, 2018 10:29 AM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Muthukrishnan -

If you meant a kick-off involving the supplier's resources, that would depend on the timing for their actual engagement on the project. Also, contracts might be signed with vendors well after a project has commenced so there might have already been an initial kick-off meeting.

As usual, it depends.

Kiron
Ok, then what would be the next step? Is it preparing WBS?
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Apr 07, 2018 12:58 PM
Replying to Rami Kaibni
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I fully agree with Kiron. We sometimes do the kick-off before contract signing, other times after. It depends.
Thanks. Noted. I'm not sure whether this question is right as it may depend from industry to industry. I wanted to know generalized procedure after the contract signing
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Muthukrishnan -

The WBS might have been created in advance of procurement activities to provide details on what work packages were needing to be performed by a third party. So again, it depends...

I'd suggest that a common next step might be to meet with the vendor's PM or lead to work through specific logistics.

Kiron
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1 reply by Muthukrishnan Ramakrishnan
Apr 09, 2018 9:46 PM
Muthukrishnan Ramakrishnan
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yes, agreed. thanks
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I think you will have to make use of clearly defined key performance indicator reports to assess vendor progress. Also, schedule recurring meetings to discuss issues with the vendor, whether it's positive or negative.
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1 reply by Muthukrishnan Ramakrishnan
Apr 09, 2018 9:47 PM
Muthukrishnan Ramakrishnan
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Well noted Anish. That's the best way to lead
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It depends on you teams level of engagement in the contract negotiations. Do you know the scope from the contract? Do you know the resources needed for the project. Was your IT department involved in the contract? At the very least, you would need a technical scoping call to understand the IT components and how the business plans to use the software, hardware or services. Developing a context diagram or system level diagram is a great way to understand the project. So what are the next steps:

1. Read the contract
2. Determine who does what
3. Start developing your staffing plan
5. Develop a scoping document
6. Start and complete the project charter
7. All these should be done in conjunction with Vendor project manager.
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1 reply by Muthukrishnan Ramakrishnan
Apr 09, 2018 11:15 PM
Muthukrishnan Ramakrishnan
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Yes I do know the scope.resources no, not yet.

Noted points 1 to 5. So, I should plan for project charter and get everything concurred with vendor. Thanks
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Apr 09, 2018 6:40 AM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Muthukrishnan -

The WBS might have been created in advance of procurement activities to provide details on what work packages were needing to be performed by a third party. So again, it depends...

I'd suggest that a common next step might be to meet with the vendor's PM or lead to work through specific logistics.

Kiron
yes, agreed. thanks
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Apr 09, 2018 1:32 PM
Replying to Anish Abraham
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I think you will have to make use of clearly defined key performance indicator reports to assess vendor progress. Also, schedule recurring meetings to discuss issues with the vendor, whether it's positive or negative.
Well noted Anish. That's the best way to lead
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Nice threads here.
Number one always will be "read the contract"
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1 reply by Muthukrishnan Ramakrishnan
Apr 09, 2018 11:26 PM
Muthukrishnan Ramakrishnan
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Yes kev
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