You will learn how to revise your project deliverables based on the needs of the stakeholders.
- If I have learned anything in dealing with…government projects, it's that you should check,…double check, and even triple check, to make sure you have…a clear understanding of the project expectations.…If you think about it, several months, if not years,…may have transpired between when the government agency…began developing the scope,…and when the project is actually awarded.…During that time period, a lot could have changed.…
Sometimes, you get so caught up in the mechanics of what…you do, that you lose sight of what you…ultimately intend to accomplish.…Once the contract is awarded, and you are designated as…the project manager, it is your job to verify…the deliverables and clarify anything…you don't thoroughly understand.…Also, it is important to do your due diligence.…If you haven't reviewed similar contracts awarded…in the past, now would be a good time to do so.…
This might clue you in to previous challenges the agency…has faced, and help you gain a deeper grasp…of the situation you're facing.…Ask stakeholders for their feedback, so you can get them…
Learn the best practices and terminology for working with the government, including documentation such as subsidiary plans, RFPs, PWSs, and SOOs. Walk through the three phases of contract negotiation—pre-award, award, and post-award—and common challenges as well as solutions for bidding on government contracts and getting projects authorized.
- Avoiding common pitfalls
- Reviewing the request for proposal (RFP)
- Identifying stakeholders
- Refining the deliverables
- Finalizing the contract
- Kicking off the project
- Managing the project
- Closing out the project