Simply put, the project contract is the governance of the project. Here's to a better understanding of the ties that bind.
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This article looks at the issues facing project managers when contracting out for project resource, expertise or capability--or to mitigate project risk. And it takes a look at a project that shows how innovation is not just confined to technology but, by using the right kind of contract appropriate to the project's needs, can yield successful results in other ways.
Procurement management is one of the knowledge areas in PMBOK, but procurements for large computer systems or multi-year projects can easily take on a life of their own. This article will provide guidelines for issues that are unique to a procurement project. Ensuring that these guidelines are followed (or at least considered) by the appropriate stakeholder will assist the PM in successfully completing the procurement so that the real work can begin.
Transitions can be difficult when management and stakeholders change--something that happens on a regular basis in the government. Some basic guidelines can keep the project on track.
There’s more to vendor management than deliverables and deadlines. Let's look at a few basic concepts that will help PMs avoid some of the biggest pitfalls.
Social media has become a mainstay for people and companies these days. However, not all social networking tools are prudent for use on projects--and in some cases can spell trouble. So which types of social media tools are best suited for inclusion in project communication plans?
Cloud delivery projects are a culmination of people, process and technology, but project management fundamentals still apply and there is work to be done. Here we give delivery management professionals some base foundation knowledge regarding the Cloud, why these projects are different as well as some of the skills and capabilities to focus on.
Is any career exempt from project management skills? You don’t have to be a project manager to practice project management; organizations recognizing this will find more benefits than they expected. Does your HR team have the right outlook?
Virtual teams have special communication obstacles that are not necessarily solved elegantly by the communication tools available in your project. You must combine multiple applications to create an infrastructure to meet the needs of virtual teams to interact and to complete project deliverables.
There are many aspects to the successful integration of acquired companies. This paper suggests considerations and approaches to establishing the stakeholder connections. The optimal situation is for the project manager to be part of the main acquisition integration team; this article focuses on this scenario, with a separate set of suggestions for other scenarios.