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Project Management for Flat Organizations by Laura Burford

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CHAPTER 16

PROCURE THE RIGHT RESOURCES

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Covered in this chapter:

Description of the procurement process

Explanation of the different procurement documents and contract types

Recognizing the importance of vendor relationships

Performing a make-or-buy analysis

Engaging a vendor

Memorializing the agreement

Flat organizations, particularly those with limited staff, may need to rely on one or two vendors to support a project’s resource needs. Relying on vendors requires creating some sort of procurement plan. The plan does not need to be a detailed formal plan, but the project manager is required to clearly define the expectations and requirements ...

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