Contributions for April Issue of The Best Practice Magazine:
This may seem like a ridiculously simple question whose answer comes embedded in the term itself (“Managing suppliers!”), but it can be tricky. Supplier management is a broad term, and it has become ever broader in its evolution from a post-contract area to include also strategy and planning and other pre-contract activities. In other words, supplier management has become supplier lifecycle management.
QSM Software Supplier Agreement Management: An SEI-ACQ assessment for the US General Accounting Office (GAO) highlights the shortcomings found when assessing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) software dependent system acquisitions. The Software Engineering Institute Acquisition (SEI-CMMI-ACQ) maturity requirements were used to identify the capability of the FAA to acquire software based Air Traffic Control (ATC) systems. The paper shows how the SEI-ACQ requirements are met using software methods and metrics throughout the acquisition process and the subsequent development. This includes quantifying and managing risk as well as quality.
In an environment where clients are only given one shot at getting the product they want, it makes sense to define your requirements A: Giraffe! Q: How many surrealists does it take to change a lightbulb? This difference is paradigm is best explained by one of my favorite jokes from many years ago … Fixed Priced contracts don’t make a great deal of sense in a Scrum world. This is really because traditional software development and Agile software development are two different paradigms … and solutions that work in one paradigm often doesn’t make sense in another.upfront, and to then manage any risk by putting a dollar limit on the cost.
Nowadays it is very important for the companies to professionally manage its supply chain to stay ahead of competition. Six Sigma methodologies can be used for supply chain management (SCM) to get substantial improvement in supply chain quality.
Up until recently, artificial intelligence (AI) was just another new buzzword I was seeing all over Twitter, Facebook, and pretty much every major publication. What came to mind when I would hear about AI was robots making my venti coffee at Starbucks (stay tuned I have a feeling about this one). What I didn't realize is that I was already using AI in my everyday life. Anyone heard of a miss Siri? How about those product recommendations on Amazon or Google’s language translator? Not only does AI play a role on my Amazon Prime membership but it is also making its way into my workplace.
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