Supplier Agreement Management (SAM)  Category: Project Management

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Purpose  The purpose of Supplier Agreement Management is to manage the acquisition of products from suppliers for which there exists a formal agreement.  [PA166]

Introductory Notes   The Supplier Agreement Management process area involves the following:  [PA166.N104]

           Determining the type of acquisition that will be used for the products to be acquired

           Selecting suppliers

           Establishing and maintaining agreements with suppliers

           Executing the supplier agreement

           Accepting delivery of acquired products

           Transitioning acquired products to the project

This process area primarily applies to the acquisition of products and product components that are delivered to the project’s customer. To minimize risks to the project, this process area may also be applied to the acquisition of significant products and product components not delivered to the project’s customer (for example, development tools and test environments).  [PA166.N105]

This process area does not directly address arrangements in which the supplier is integrated into the project team (for example, integrated product teams). Typically, these situations are handled by other processes or functions, possibly external to the project, though some of the specific practices of this process area may be useful in managing the formal agreement with such a supplier.  [PA166.N106]

Suppliers may take many forms depending on business needs, including in-house vendors (i.e., vendors that are in the same organization but are external to the project), fabrication capabilities and laboratories, and commercial vendors.  [PA166.N103]

See the definition of “supplier” in Appendix C, the glossary.  [PA166.N107]

A formal agreement is any legal agreement between the organization (representing the project) and the supplier. This agreement may be a contract, a license, or a memorandum of agreement. The acquired product is delivered to the project from the supplier and becomes part of the products delivered to the customer.  [PA166.N101]

See Chapter 3 for an explanation of how “product” is used in the CMMI Product Suite.  [PA166.N108]

Refer to the Integrated Supplier Management process area for more information about analyzing sources of products and monitoring selected supplier processes and work products.  [PA166.N108.R101]

Refer to the Project Monitoring and Control process area for more information about monitoring projects and taking corrective action.  [PA166.R101]

Refer to the Requirements Development process area for more information about defining requirements.  [PA166.R102]

Refer to the Requirements Management process area for more information about managing requirements, including the traceability of requirements for products acquired from suppliers.  [PA166.R103]

Refer to the Technical Solution process area for more information about determining the products and product components that may be acquired from suppliers.  [PA166.R104]

Specific Goals

SG 1           Establish Supplier Agreements  [PA166.IG101]

                   Agreements with the suppliers are established and maintained.

SG 2           Satisfy Supplier Agreements  [PA166.IG102]

                   Agreements with the suppliers are satisfied by both the project and the supplier.

Generic Goals

GG 1           Achieve Specific Goals   [CL102.GL101]

                   The process supports and enables achievement of the specific goals of the process area by transforming identifiable input work products to produce identifiable output work products.

GG 2           Institutionalize a Managed Process  [CL103.GL101]

                   The process is institutionalized as a managed process.

GG 3           Institutionalize a Defined Process  [CL104.GL101]

                   The process is institutionalized as a defined process.

GG 4           Institutionalize a Quantitatively Managed Process  [CL105.GL101]

                   The process is institutionalized as a quantitatively managed process.

GG 5           Institutionalize an Optimizing Process  [CL106.GL101]

                   The process is institutionalized as an optimizing process.

Practice-to-Goal Relationship Table

SG 1 Establish Supplier Agreements  [PA166.IG101]

SP 1.1-1      Determine Acquisition Type

SP 1.2-1      Select Suppliers

SP 1.3-1      Establish Supplier Agreements

SG 2 Satisfy Supplier Agreements  [PA166.IG102]

SP 2.1-1      Review COTS Products

SP 2.2-1      Execute the Supplier Agreement

SP 2.3-1      Accept the Acquired Product

SP 2.4-1      Transition Products

GG 1 Achieve Specific Goals   [CL102.GL101]

GP 1.1        Perform Base Practices

GG 2 Institutionalize a Managed Process  [CL103.GL101]

GP 2.1        Establish an Organizational Policy

GP 2.2        Plan the Process

GP 2.3        Provide Resources

GP 2.4        Assign Responsibility

GP 2.5        Train People

GP 2.6        Manage Configurations

GP 2.7        Identify and Involve Relevant Stakeholders

GP 2.8        Monitor and Control the Process

GP 2.9        Objectively Evaluate Adherence

GP 2.10      Review Status with Higher Level Management

GG 3 Institutionalize a Defined Process  [CL104.GL101]

GP 3.1        Establish a Defined Process

GP 3.2        Collect Improvement Information

GG 4 Institutionalize a Quantitatively Managed Process  [CL105.GL101]

GP 4.1        Establish Quantitative Objectives for the Process

GP 4.2        Stabilize Subprocess Performance

GG 5 Institutionalize an Optimizing Process  [CL106.GL101]

GP 5.1        Ensure Continuous Process Improvement

GP 5.2        Correct Root Causes of Problems

Specific Practices by Goal

SG 1           Establish Supplier Agreements

                   Agreements with the suppliers are established and maintained.  [PA166.IG101]

SP 1.1-1      Determine Acquisition Type

Determine the type of acquisition for each product or product component to be acquired.  [PA166.IG101.SP101]

Refer to the Technical Solution process area for more information about identifying the products and product components to be acquired.  [PA166.IG101.SP101.R101]

There are many different types of acquisition that can be used to acquire products and product components that will be used by the project.  [PA166.IG101.SP101.N106]

Examples of types of acquisition include the following:  [PA166.IG101.SP101.N107]

           Purchasing commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products

           Obtaining products through a contractual agreement

           Obtaining products from an in-house vendor

           Obtaining products from the customer

           Combining some of the above (e.g., contracting for a modification to a COTS product or having another part of the business enterprise co-develop products with an external supplier)

 

Typical Work Products

1.    List of the acquisition types that will be used for all products and product components to be acquired  [PA166.IG101.SP101.W101]

SP 1.2-1      Select Suppliers

Select suppliers based on an evaluation of their ability to meet the specified requirements and established criteria.  [PA166.IG101.SP102]

Refer to the Decision Analysis and Resolution process area for more information about formal evaluation approaches that can be used to select suppliers.  [PA166.IG101.SP102.R101]

Refer to the Requirements Management process area for more information about specified requirements.  [PA166.IG101.SP102.R102]

Refer to the Integrated Supplier Management process area for more information about analyzing sources of products.  [PA166.IG101.SP102.R103]

Criteria should be established to address factors that are important to the project.  [PA166.IG101.SP102.N101]

Examples of factors include the following:  [PA166.IG101.SP102.N103]

           Geographical location of the supplier

           Supplier’s performance records on similar work

           Engineering capabilities

           Staff and facilities available to perform the work

           Prior experience in similar applications

 

Typical Work Products

1.    List of candidate suppliers  [PA166.IG101.SP102.W101]

2.    Preferred supplier list  [PA166.IG101.SP102.W102]

3.    Rationale for selection of suppliers  [PA166.IG101.SP102.W103]

4.    Advantages and disadvantages of candidate suppliers  [PA166.IG101.SP102.W104]

5.    Evaluation criteria  [PA166.IG101.SP102.W105]

6.    Solicitation materials and requirements  [PA166.IG101.SP102.W106]

Subpractices

1.    Establish and document criteria for evaluating potential suppliers.  [PA166.IG101.SP102.SubP101]

2.    Identify potential suppliers and distribute solicitation material and requirements to them.  [PA166.IG101.SP102.SubP102]

3.    Evaluate proposals according to evaluation criteria.  [PA166.IG101.SP102.SubP103]

4.    Evaluate risks associated with each proposed supplier.  [PA166.IG101.SP102.SubP104]

Refer to the Risk Management process area for more information about evaluating project risks.  [PA166.IG101.SP102.SubP104.R101]

5.    Evaluate proposed suppliers' ability to perform the work.  [PA166.IG101.SP102.SubP105]

Examples of methods to evaluate the proposed supplier’s ability to perform the work include the following:  [PA166.IG101.SP102.SubP105.N101]

       Evaluation of prior experience in similar applications

       Evaluation of prior performance on similar work

       Evaluation of management capabilities

       Capability evaluations

       Evaluation of staff available to perform the work

       Evaluation of available facilities and resources

       Evaluation of the project’s ability to work with the proposed supplier

 

6.    Select the supplier.  [PA166.IG101.SP102.SubP106]

SP 1.3-1      Establish Supplier Agreements

Establish and maintain formal agreements with the supplier.  [PA166.IG101.SP103]

For Integrated Product and Process Development

When integrated teams are formed, team membership should be negotiated with suppliers and incorporated into the agreement. The agreement should identify any integrated decision making, reporting requirements (business and technical), and trade studies requiring supplier involvement. The supplier efforts should be orchestrated to support the IPPD efforts undertaken by the acquirer.  [PA166.IG101.SP103.AMP101]

A formal agreement is any legal agreement between the organization (representing the project) and the supplier. This agreement may be a contract, a license, or a memorandum of agreement.  [PA166.IG101.SP103.N101]

Typical Work Products

1.    Statements of work  [PA166.IG101.SP103.W101]

2.    Contracts  [PA166.IG101.SP103.W102]

3.    Memoranda of agreement  [PA166.IG101.SP103.W103]

4.    Licensing agreement  [PA166.IG101.SP103.W104]

Subpractices

1.    Revise the requirements to be fulfilled by the supplier to reflect negotiations with the supplier when necessary.  [PA166.IG101.SP103.SubP101]

Refer to the Requirements Development process area for more information about revising requirements.  [PA166.IG101.SP103.SubP101.R101]

Refer to the Requirements Management process area for more information about managing changes to requirements.  [PA166.IG101.SP103.SubP101.R102]

2.    Document what the project will provide to the supplier.  [PA166.IG101.SP103.SubP102]

Include the following:  [PA166.IG101.SP103.SubP102.N101]

       Project-furnished facilities

       Documentation

       Services

3.    Document the supplier agreement.  [PA166.IG101.SP103.SubP103]

The supplier agreement should include a statement of work, a specification, terms and conditions, a list of deliverables, a schedule, a budget, and a defined acceptance process.  [PA166.IG101.SP103.SubP103.N101]

This subpractice typically includes the following:  [PA166.IG101.SP103.SubP103.N102]

       Establishing the statement of work, specification, terms and conditions, list of deliverables, schedule, budget, and acceptance process

       Identifying who from the project and supplier are responsible and authorized to make changes to the supplier agreement

       Identifying how requirements changes and changes to the supplier agreement are determined, communicated, and addressed

       Identifying standards and procedures that will be followed

       Identifying critical dependencies between the project and the supplier

       Identifying the type and depth of project oversight of the supplier, procedures, and evaluation criteria to be used in monitoring supplier performance

       Identifying the types of reviews that will be conducted with the supplier

       Identifying the supplier’s responsibilities for ongoing maintenance and support of the acquired products

       Identifying warranty, ownership, and usage rights for the acquired products

       Identifying acceptance criteria

Refer to the Integrated Supplier Management process area for more information about monitoring selected supplier processes and work products.  [PA166.IG101.SP103.SubP103.N102.R101]

4.    Ensure all parties to the agreement understand and agree to all requirements before implementing the agreement.  [PA166.IG101.SP103.SubP104]

5.    Revise the supplier agreement as necessary.  [PA166.IG101.SP103.SubP105]

6.    Revise the project’s plans and commitments as necessary to reflect the supplier agreement.  [PA166.IG101.SP103.SubP106]

Refer to the Project Monitoring and Control process area for more information about revising the project plan.  [PA166.IG101.SP103.SubP106.R101]

SG 2           Satisfy Supplier Agreements

                   Agreements with the suppliers are satisfied by both the project and the supplier.  [PA166.IG102]

Refer to the Monitor Selected Supplier Processes specific practice in the Integrated Supplier Management process area. Monitoring a supplier’s work products and processes helps the project achieve the Satisfy Supplier Agreements goal in this process area.  [PA166.IG102.R101]

SP 2.1-1      Review COTS Products

Review candidate COTS products to ensure they satisfy the specified requirements that are covered under a supplier agreement.  [PA166.IG102.SP101]

In the event that COTS products are desired, care in evaluating and selecting these products and the vendor may be critical to the project.  [PA166.IG102.SP101.N101]

For Supplier Sourcing

Integral to the selection decision are proprietary issues and the availability of the products.  [PA166.IG102.SP101.N101.AMP101]

Typical Work Products

1.    Trade studies  [PA166.IG102.SP101.W101]

2.    Price lists  [PA166.IG102.SP101.W102]

3.    Evaluation criteria  [PA166.IG102.SP101.W103]

4.    Supplier performance reports  [PA166.IG102.SP101.W104]

5.    Reviews of COTS products  [PA166.IG102.SP101.W105]

Subpractices

1.    Develop criteria for evaluating COTS products.  [PA166.IG102.SP101.SubP101]

2.    Evaluate candidate COTS products against the associated requirements and criteria.  [PA166.IG102.SP101.SubP102]

Refer to the Requirements Development process area for more information about the requirements that will be used to evaluate candidate products.  [PA166.IG102.SP101.SubP102.R101]

These requirements address the following:  [PA166.IG102.SP101.SubP102.N101]

       Functionality, performance, quality, and reliability

       Terms and conditions of warranties for the products

       Risk

       Suppliers' responsibilities for ongoing maintenance and support of the products

3.    Evaluate the impact of candidate COTS products on the project's plans and commitments.  [PA166.IG102.SP101.SubP103]

Evaluate according to the following:  [PA166.IG102.SP101.SubP103.N101]

       Cost of the COTS products

       Cost and effort to incorporate the COTS products into the project

       Security requirements

       Benefits and impacts that may result from future product releases

Future product releases may provide additional features that support planned or anticipated enhancements for the project, but may also result in the supplier withdrawing support of the version for the product that is acquired by the project.  [PA166.IG102.SP101.SubP103.N102]

4.    Assess the suppliers' performance and ability to deliver.  [PA166.IG102.SP101.SubP104]

Refer to the Integrated Supplier Management process area for more information about analyzing sources of products and monitoring selected supplier processes.  [PA166.IG102.SP101.SubP104.R101]

5.    Identify risks associated with the selected COTS product and the supplier agreement.  [PA166.IG102.SP101.SubP105]

Refer to the Project Planning process area for more information about identifying project risks.  [PA166.IG102.SP101.SubP105.R102]

Refer to the Risk Management process area for more information about identifying project risks.  [PA166.IG102.SP101.SubP105.R101]

6.    Select the COTS product to be acquired.  [PA166.IG102.SP101.SubP106]

In some cases, selection of COTS products may require a supplier agreement in addition to the agreements in the product’s license.  [PA166.IG102.SP101.SubP106.N101]

Examples of agreements with COTS suppliers include the following:  [PA166.IG102.SP101.SubP106.N102]

       Discounts for large quantity purchases

       Coverage of relevant stakeholders under the licensing agreement, including project suppliers, team members, and the project’s customer

       Plans for future enhancements

       On-site support, such as responses to queries and problem reports

       Additional capabilities that are not in the product

       Maintenance support, including support after the product is withdrawn from general availability

 

7.    Plan for the maintenance of the COTS product.  [PA166.IG102.SP101.SubP107]

SP 2.2-1      Execute the Supplier Agreement

Perform activities with the supplier as specified in the supplier agreement.  [PA166.IG102.SP102]

Refer to the Project Monitoring and Control process area for more information about monitoring projects and taking corrective action.  [PA166.IG102.SP102.R101]

Typical Work Products

1.    Supplier progress reports and performance measures  [PA166.IG102.SP102.W101]

2.    Supplier review materials and reports  [PA166.IG102.SP102.W103]

3.    Action items tracked to closure  [PA166.IG102.SP102.W104]

4.    Documentation of product and document deliveries  [PA166.IG102.SP102.W105]

Subpractices

1.    Monitor supplier progress and performance (schedule, effort, cost, and technical performance) as defined in the supplier agreement.  [PA166.IG102.SP102.SubP101]

2.    Monitor selected supplier processes and take corrective action when necessary.  [PA166.IG102.SP102.SubP102]

Examples of processes to be monitored are quality assurance and configuration management.  [PA166.IG102.SP102.SubP102.N101]

 

Refer to the Integrated Supplier Management process area for more information about monitoring selected supplier processes.  [PA166.IG102.SP102.SubP102.N101.R101]

3.    Conduct reviews with the supplier as specified in the supplier agreement.  [PA166.IG102.SP102.SubP103]

Refer to the Project Monitoring and Control process area for more information about conducting reviews.  [PA166.IG102.SP102.SubP103.R101]

Reviews cover both formal and informal reviews and include the following steps:  [PA166.IG102.SP102.SubP103.N101]

       Preparing for the review

       Ensuring that relevant stakeholders participate

       Conducting the review

       Identifying, documenting, and tracking all action items to closure

       Preparing and distributing to the relevant stakeholders a summary report of the review

4.    Conduct technical reviews with the supplier as defined in the supplier agreement.  [PA166.IG102.SP102.SubP104]

Technical reviews typically include the following:  [PA166.IG102.SP102.SubP104.N101]

       Providing the supplier with visibility into the needs and desires of the project’s customers and end users, as appropriate

       Reviewing the supplier's technical activities and verifying that the supplier’s interpretation and implementation of the requirements are consistent with the project’s interpretation

       Ensuring that technical commitments are being met and that technical issues are communicated and resolved in a timely manner

       Obtaining technical information about the supplier’s products

       Providing appropriate technical information and support to the supplier

5.    Conduct management reviews with the supplier as defined in the supplier agreement.  [PA166.IG102.SP102.SubP105]

Management reviews typically include the following:  [PA166.IG102.SP102.SubP105.N101]

       Reviewing critical dependencies

       Reviewing project risks involving the supplier

       Reviewing schedule and budget

Technical and management reviews may be coordinated and held jointly.  [PA166.IG102.SP102.SubP105.N102]

6.    Use the results of reviews to improve the supplier's performance and to establish and nurture long-term relationships with preferred suppliers.  [PA166.IG102.SP102.SubP106]

7.    Monitor risks involving the supplier and take corrective action as necessary.  [PA166.IG102.SP102.SubP107]

Refer to the Project Monitoring and Control process area for more information about monitoring project risks.  [PA166.IG102.SP102.SubP107.R101]

8.    Revise the supplier agreement and project plans and schedules as necessary.  [PA166.IG102.SP102.SubP108]

SP 2.3-1      Accept the Acquired Product

Ensure that the supplier agreement is satisfied before accepting the acquired product.  [PA166.IG102.SP103]

Acceptance reviews and tests and configuration audits should be completed before accepting the product as defined in the supplier agreement.  [PA166.IG102.SP103.N101]

Typical Work Products

1.    Acceptance test procedures  [PA166.IG102.SP103.W101]

2.    Acceptance test results  [PA166.IG102.SP103.W102]

3.    Discrepancy reports or corrective action plans  [PA166.IG102.SP103.W103]

Subpractices

1.    Define the acceptance procedures.  [PA166.IG102.SP103.SubP101]

2.    Review and obtain agreement with relevant stakeholders on the acceptance procedures before the acceptance review or test.  [PA166.IG102.SP103.SubP102]

3.    Verify that the acquired products satisfy their requirements.  [PA166.IG102.SP103.SubP103]

Refer to the Verification process area for more information about verifying products.  [PA166.IG102.SP103.SubP103.R101]

4.    Confirm that the nontechnical commitments associated with the acquired work product are satisfied.  [PA166.IG102.SP103.SubP104]

This may include confirming that the appropriate license, warranty, ownership, usage, and support or maintenance agreements are in place and that all supporting materials are received.  [PA166.IG102.SP103.SubP104.N101]

5.    Document the results of the acceptance review or test.  [PA166.IG102.SP103.SubP105]

6.    Establish and obtain supplier agreement on an action plan for any acquired work products that do not pass their acceptance review or test.  [PA166.IG102.SP103.SubP106]

7.    Identify, document, and track action items to closure.  [PA166.IG102.SP103.SubP107]

Refer to the Project Monitoring and Control process area for more information about tracking action items.  [PA166.IG102.SP103.SubP107.R101]

SP 2.4-1      Transition Products

Transition the acquired products from the supplier to the project.  [PA166.IG102.SP104]

Before the acquired product is transferred to the project for integration, appropriate planning and evaluation should occur to ensure a smooth transition.  [PA166.IG102.SP104.N101]

Refer to the Product Integration process area for more information about integrating the acquired products.  [PA166.IG102.SP104.N101.R101]

Typical Work Products

1.    Transition plans  [PA166.IG102.SP104.W101]

2.    Training reports  [PA166.IG102.SP104.W102]

3.    Support and maintenance reports  [PA166.IG102.SP104.W103]

Subpractices

1.    Ensure that there are appropriate facilities to receive, store, use, and maintain the acquired products.  [PA166.IG102.SP104.SubP101]

2.    Ensure that appropriate training is provided for those involved in receiving, storing, using, and maintaining the acquired products.  [PA166.IG102.SP104.SubP102]

3.    Ensure that storing, distributing, and using the acquired products are performed according to the terms and conditions specified in the supplier agreement or license.  [PA166.IG102.SP104.SubP103]

Generic Practices by Goal

(Note: The detailed description of the GPs is available in a separate web page. Using the hyperlink provided here will open that web page in a separate window. However, the GP elaborations pertinent to the process area of this web page are available below.)

GG 1           Achieve Specific Goals

                   The process supports and enables achievement of the specific goals of the process area by transforming identifiable input work products to produce identifiable output work products.

GP 1.1        Perform Base Practices

Perform the base practices of the supplier agreement management process to develop work products and provide services to achieve the specific goals of the process area.  [GP102]

GG 2           Institutionalize a Managed Process

                   The process is institutionalized as a managed process.

GP 2.1        Establish an Organizational Policy

Establish and maintain an organizational policy for planning and performing the supplier agreement management process.  [GP103]

Elaboration:

This policy establishes organizational expectations for establishing, maintaining, and satisfying supplier agreements.  [PA166.EL101]

GP 2.2        Plan the Process

Establish and maintain the plan for performing the supplier agreement management process.  [GP104]

Elaboration:

Typically, portions of this plan for performing the supplier agreement management process are a part of the project plan as described in the Project Planning process area. Often, however, some portions of the plan reside outside of the project with an independent group, such as contract management.  [PA166.EL110]

GP 2.3        Provide Resources

Provide adequate resources for performing the supplier agreement management process, developing the work products, and providing the services of the process.  [GP105]

Elaboration:

Examples of resources provided include the following tools:  [PA166.EL102]

           Preferred supplier lists

           Requirements tracking programs

           Project management and scheduling programs

 

GP 2.4        Assign Responsibility

Assign responsibility and authority for performing the process, developing the work products, and providing the services of the supplier agreement management process.  [GP106]

GP 2.5        Train People

Train the people performing or supporting the supplier agreement management process as needed.  [GP107]

Elaboration:

Examples of training topics include the following:  [PA166.EL103]

           Regulations and business practices related to negotiating and working with suppliers

           Acquisition planning and preparation

           COTS products acquisition

           Supplier evaluation and selection

           Negotiation and conflict resolution

           Supplier management

           Testing and transitioning of acquired products

           Receiving, storing, using, and maintaining acquired products

 

GP 2.6        Manage Configurations

Place designated work products of the supplier agreement management process under appropriate levels of configuration management.  [GP109]

Elaboration:

Examples of work products placed under configuration management include the following:  [PA166.EL104]

           Statements of work

           Supplier agreements

           Memoranda of agreement

           Subcontracts

           Preferred supplier lists

 

GP 2.7        Identify and Involve Relevant Stakeholders

Identify and involve the relevant stakeholders of the supplier agreement management process as planned.  [GP124]

Elaboration:

Examples of activities for stakeholder involvement include the following:  [PA166.EL109]

           Establishing criteria for evaluation of potential suppliers

           Reviewing potential suppliers

           Establishing supplier agreements

           Resolving issues with suppliers

           Reviewing supplier performance

 

GP 2.8        Monitor and Control the Process

Monitor and control the supplier agreement management process against the plan for performing the process and take appropriate corrective action.  [GP110]

Elaboration:

Examples of measures used in monitoring and controlling include the following:  [PA166.EL105]

           Number of changes made to the requirements for the supplier

           Cost and schedule variance per supplier agreement

 

GP 2.9        Objectively Evaluate Adherence

Objectively evaluate adherence of the supplier agreement management process against its process description, standards, and procedures, and address noncompliance.  [GP113]

Elaboration:

Examples of activities reviewed include the following:  [PA166.EL106]

           Establishing and maintaining supplier agreements

           Satisfying supplier agreements

 

Examples of work products reviewed include the following:  [PA166.EL108]

           Plan for Supplier Agreement Management

           Supplier agreements

 

GP 2.10      Review Status with Higher Level Management

Review the activities, status, and results of the supplier agreement management process with higher level management and resolve issues.  [GP112]

GG 3           Institutionalize a Defined Process

                   The process is institutionalized as a defined process.

GP 3.1        Establish a Defined Process

Establish and maintain the description of a defined supplier agreement management process.  [GP114]

GP 3.2        Collect Improvement Information

Collect work products, measures, measurement results, and improvement information derived from planning and performing the supplier agreement management process to support the future use and improvement of the organization’s processes and process assets.  [GP117]

GG 4           Institutionalize a Quantitatively Managed Process

                   The process is institutionalized as a quantitatively managed process.

GP 4.1        Establish Quantitative Objectives for the Process

Establish and maintain quantitative objectives for the supplier agreement management process that address quality and process performance based on customer needs and business objectives.  [GP118]

GP 4.2        Stabilize Subprocess Performance

Stabilize the performance of one or more subprocesses to determine the ability of the supplier agreement management process to achieve the established quantitative quality and process-performance objectives.  [GP119]

GG 5           Institutionalize an Optimizing Process

                   The process is institutionalized as an optimizing process.

GP 5.1        Ensure Continuous Process Improvement

Ensure continuous improvement of the supplier agreement management process in fulfilling the relevant business objectives of the organization.  [GP125]

GP 5.2        Correct Root Causes of Problems

Identify and correct the root causes of defects and other problems in the supplier agreement management process.  [GP121]