Request for proposals (RFP) and request for quotations (RFQ) help to identify consultants and contractors who have the capability and interest to support a project. A statement of work (SOW) or master service agreement (MSA) can better define the detailed terms of the relationship. These are legal agreements and you should work closely with your attorney.
- Investigating your options,…involves looking at the best ways…to get things done.…And sometimes, as a project leader,…this means getting help from other companies.…In this video, we'll walk through…the steps in the request for proposal process…and see how to find the right partners,…and engage them correctly.…But first, I'd like to describe how…we solve a problem that comes up…in our home every night.…What's for supper?…My wife and I will ask our kids…what would you like to eat?…The kids are kind of predictable.…
Pizza, spaghetti, and mac and cheese…are usually their proposals.…We evaluate each idea from several angles.…How nutritious are they?…How much time would they take?…Do we have the right ingredients?…Then, we make a decision,…and we start cooking together.…Even after we make the decision,…there are usually a few details to negotiate.…Mushrooms, or no mushrooms on the pizza.…Elbow macaroni, or curly noodles…for the mac and cheese.…
These details are important, too.…Because they all impact the quality…of the final solution.…
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- Describe the responsibilities of a project leader by using the DIRECT framework.
- Explain the role of Root Cause Analysis.
- Identify the common elements of a Project Charter.
- Describe the contents of a SWOT Analysis.
- Explain the difference between a weak project manager and a strong project manager.
- Explain the difference between qualitative metrics and quantitative metrics.List several tools that can be used for managing a project.
- Describe several techniques that can be used when managing the change created by a project.
- Explain the difference between a change and a transition.
- Explain the importance of capturing lessons learned from a project.
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