Imagine that you are writing a scholarly paper for consumption by a new undergraduate student in the project management program. In your paper, explain the following:
- Procurement documents—including contract information for key stakeholders and suppliers, and supplier lists.
- Tools and techniques—including interviews, focus groups, decision-making, prototypes, benchmarking, or other tools and techniques.
- Procurement management—including make-or-buy analysis, market research, and source selection documents.
- Change requests—including corrective action, preventive action, and defect repair.
- Change control board—including their role in the change control system.
- Validate scope—including methods of accepting deliverables, group decision-making, work performance information, and inspection.
- Control procurements—including contract change control, payment systems, and claims administration.
- Project management ethics—including PMI expectations.
- International project considerations—including the use of human resources from outside the United States, or executing the project outside the United States.
Your well-written paper must meet the following requirements:
- 3 pages in length, not including cover, references page, and appendices.
- Supporting documents must appear in appendices.
- The paper must be supported by at least four quality sources, two of which must be current, scholarly resources. For this assignment, current, scholarly sources are peer-reviewed journal articles published within the most recent three years and accessed from the library databases or other academic sources. Textbooks will not count toward peer-reviewed requirements, but may be used as quality sources if published within the most recent three years. The use of the PMBOK® Guide as a quality source is strongly suggested. The PMBOK® Guide is not a scholarly resource.