The DPM focuses a lot on managing clients, partners and stakeholders.
Sometimes, the best chance for success is to build and strengthen relationships with professional service providers who work alongside us, whether they are freelancers, agencies, or internal shared services. These alliances are often taken for granted, or even begrudged. However, any mistake with one of them can cause havoc with your plans, clients, partners, stakeholders, team members, and even your clients.
Join DPM experts Galen Low and Robyn Birkedal to learn more about managing professional services, vendors and partners, so your project runs smoothly.
They will be available to offer PM tips and advice on your current project challenges. Bring your questions and let’s talk about your project challenges together!
Points of Interest
13:42 – Introduction to the theme
14:00 – What does it mean to be partners, vendors, or suppliers? What are we talking?
16:46 – Why is it important to build relationships with suppliers, vendors, and partners?
21:32 – What is important in vendor and partner relationships?
33:26 – How do you manage vendors effectively?
46:38 – How do you handle a contract renewal issue that occurs in the middle of a project and is affecting the timeline and payments?
50:24 – What’s the best partnership-based project that you’ve ever worked on? What is the worst?
55:55 – How can you approach the estimation process together with your partners? What about changing orders?