tailieunhanh - Lecture Project management: The managerial process (6/e) - Chapter 12: Outsourcing: Managing interorganizational relations

Chapter 12 extends the previous two chapters’ discussion of building and managing relations by focusing specifically on issues surrounding working with people from other organizations to complete a project. | 12–1 Project Management 6e. 12–2 Where We Are Now 12–2 Project Management 6e. Introduction to Project Partnering Partnering The process of transforming contractual arrangements into a cohesive, collaborative team that deals with issues and problems encountered to meet a customer’s needs. Assumes that the traditional adversarial relationship between the owner and contractor is ineffective and self-defeating. Assumes that both parties share common goals and mutually benefit from the successful completion of projects. Factors favoring partnering: Existence of common goals High costs of the adversarial approach Shared benefits of the collaborative approach 12–3 12–3 Project Management 6e. 12–4 Outsourcing Project Work Advantages Cost reduction Faster project completion High level of expertise Flexibility Disadvantages Coordination breakdowns Loss of control Interpersonal conflict Security issues Political hot potato 12–4 Project Management 6e. 12–5 Strategies for Communicating with .