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The Software Project Manager’s Bridge to Agility by Stacia Broderick, Michele Sliger

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Chapter 12. Procurement Management

 

Project Procurement Management includes the processes required to purchase or acquire the products, services, or results needed from outside the project team to perform the work.

 
 --PMBOK® Guide
 

The handshake | Seals the contract | From the contract | There’s no turning back.

 
 --Depeche Mode lyrics “Everything Counts”
 

Unless both sides win, no agreement can be permanent.

 
 --Jimmy Carter

Finding contractors and aligning their skills with a project’s vision and needs is no simple task. From interviewing, coordinating schedules, and determining a suitable pay scale or price procuring a resource (human or otherwise) can sometimes be fraught with tough negotiations, disappointments, and surprises along the way. From ...

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