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PMP® Challenge Question – 8/15

Before we look at a new question, let’s take a look at the answer to the 8/1 challenge. In it, I stated that many PMI components have some controls or policies in place to prevent preferential treatment to active volunteers at the expense of the general membership. For larger components with more procurement needs, the challenges include providing fair treatment for all stakeholders, including minorities, veterans, volunteers, and members. What is one significant way to conduct the procurement to provide an unbiased opportunity for everyone?

There are several variations we can build into a procurement process to make it more fair, as well as ensure we pick the best vendor. First, this includes developing a good set of criteria, possibly weighted, which will be used to evaluate the responses. There still may be bias if the evaluators know who applied, so a blind evaluation might be the next step. This means removing references to the bidder from the materials so a completely unbiased evaluation can be completed.

Now here’s a new question: In an organization, who is responsible for quality?

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