Vendors, whether they provide contractors, code, or construction material, make or break your project. It starts by creating a good relationship, contract, and statement of work. It requires constant communication, clarification, change orders, and follow-up. You need trust, but you also a good dose of pessimism—always confirming your vendors are on track.
This session covers:
- How to set up a good relationship with a vendor with contracts and SOWs
- Overcoming challenges that will inevitably arise
- What happens when you don’t address issues promptly and have to go to court
We will explore international and domestic examples from dealing with staff augmentation to sub-component delivery. Come and learn how to make vendor management easier.
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
6:45 PM -Business Meeting
8:00 PM -Closing
Todd Williams. A strong comprehensive strategic foundation coupled with operational excellence allows companies to build the capabilities to thrive. Todd Williams brings this foundation to your organization. His goal is to improve how companies implement their strategic plans. Utilizing nearly thirty years of experience, he helps companies turn their vision into value. By following the mantra “Strategy, People, Process, and then Technology,” he specializes in building success-focused, project-delivery cultures, rescuing projects, and helping organizations drive business value from their strategic plans. He has worked with all sizes of companies from start-ups to multi-billion enterprises in the US, Far East, and the Middle East with experience in manufacturing, sales, electronics, healthcare, and automotive. He is also an internationally acclaimed speaker and trainer doing over 40 presentations, workshops, and custom classes a year throughout the United States, Canada, and the European Union. As an expert witness and the author of two books—Filling Execution Gaps: How Executives and Project Managers turn Strategy into Successful Projects (2017) and Rescue the Problem Project, A Complete Guide to Managing, Preventing, and Recovering from Project Failure (2010) he has helped set the standard for how organizations can run projects successfully.