So far in this Vendor Contract series, we talked about T&M (Part 2) and Fixed Price (Part 3) SOWs. In this last post, I describe two final contract types that you can’t afford to miss: Retainer and Staffing SOWs.
In this series, I’ll discuss the key areas in contract negotiations that Product Managers need to know. I’ll describe the basic contracts you’ll encounter (NDA, MSA, SOW and CO) and key watchouts from both the Client and Vendor perspective. [Read more…]
As a Product Manager, sooner or later you might need to outsource some or all of your software design or development to an external vendor. To get you started, here are some key considerations when choosing a software vendor, based on my experience on both the client and the vendor side. [Read more…]
I remember the day I was first promoted to manager. It only took me a week or so to realize that I didn’t have a clue about management! Here are some lessons I learned early on that I still use today. Do any of these sound familiar? [Read more…]