Planning and Analysis

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Planning and Market Analysis

Critical to achieving outcomes, planning and market analysis is focused on engagement with customers in their annual planning process, early engagement with both customers and markets during requirements planning, clear articulation of goals and objectives, and development of procurement / acquisition strategies that will lead to desired outcomes.

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This article presents helpful tips and perspectives on conducting market analyses.   Add these tips to your tool box for conducting market analyses – specific tips covered include: supplier market analysis, demand analysis, supplier interviews, and spend ...
This article focuses on the actual gathering of requirements as part of requirements development and writing. While not written with a procurement context specifically in mind, it does provide helpful tips on gathering requirements. In addition to the ...
This article provides a very brief overview about specifications – what are they, what are the different major types of specifications, and an outlined set of tips on writing specifications. Full Report: NIGP Image Courtesy of Geralt
This article on writing requirements is from the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). Writing requirements is an important part of the trade they represent. In this article, INCOSE shares their perspectives on writing good requirements, ...
The Government of South Australia shares their guidelines for conducting in-depth and rigorous market analyses. Organizations often conduct basic “market research” or gather up some “market intelligence”, but without conducting rigorous and practical ...
This report begins with an in depth discussion on suppler relationship management (SRM) best practices with an emphasis on early engagement and supplier development. The majority of the report is focused on a robust case study of current SRM practices ...
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The Government of New Zealand shares how they have defined and implemented their procurement competency framework.  This ...
Transparency International describes how technology can greatly improve public procurement, emphasizing benefits in inte ...
This article focuses on key principles with several supporting mini-case studies, describing and illustrating the principles ...

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