Inside Supply Management Magazine

May/June 2021

Taking Aim at Strategic Targets

May 11, 2021

Collaboration between project and contract managers can lead to efficiencies and opportunities, but Sandia National Laboratories has found that early procurement involvement and a change-management approach are critical.

By Laura Lovato, MBA, CFCM, CPCM, PMP, Nando Betancur, MBA, CPSD, James Burt, MBA, CPSM, CPSD, PMP

Ready, fire, aim! Have you ever experienced this phenomenon while executing a project? If so, you understand the frustration of project variance and replanning during a period of critical deadlines and stringent budgets. Inadequate planning often contributes to projects becoming unmanageable — and “ready, fire, aim” is a common reason for project delays, especially in the world of government contracting.  


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