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CMMI®: Guidelines for Process Integration and Product Improvement by Sandy Shrum, Mike Konrad, Mary Beth Chrissis

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Chapter . Supplier Agreement Management: A Project Management Process Area at Maturity Level 2

Purpose

The purpose of Supplier Agreement Management (SAM) is to manage the acquisition of products from suppliers for which there exists a formal agreement.

Introductory Notes

The Supplier Agreement Management process area involves the following:

  • Determining the type of acquisition that will be used for the products to be acquired

  • Selecting suppliers

  • Establishing and maintaining agreements with suppliers

  • Executing the supplier agreement

  • Accepting delivery of acquired products

  • Transitioning acquired products to the project

This process area primarily applies to the acquisition of products and product components that are delivered to the project's customer. To ...

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