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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Project Management, Second Edition by Greg Horine

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21 Managing Vendors

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In This Chapter

•   Understand why managing vendors is important to even first-time project managers

•   Understand the key principles that lead to better vendor management

•   Learn to avoid the common mistakes made on outsourced projects (they are not all due to the vendor)

•   Review tips and techniques for both the client (buyer) and vendor (seller) organization and project manager

•   Understand the key skills that have the greatest impact on managing vendor situations

•   Learn contract fundamentals, and how different contract types impact your approach

As more and more organizations look to focus on their core ...

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