12.0 Project Procurement Mgt.
Agile Considerations and Emerging Practices
Some contractors or sellers may not be acclimated to agile or adaptive project life cycles. The project manager will need to ensure that collaboration and team work is a high priority at these times. Project managers must also be aware of trends and emerging practices related to procurement. For example, online tools are now available that give buyers a central point where procurements can be advertised, which also provide sellers a single place to find procurement documents.
Changing contract processes are also a big shift over the past few years. Many projects are global in scale, requiring the adherence to internationally recognized standards for contract forms, claims, and other administrative assets. These global projects also put heavy emphasis on the planning and management of logistics and supply chain.