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    From Product to Methods Tool Req. Ext. Norms
    Activity State Chapter Title Activity State
    PM2 - All Contract - -     /ISO IEC 12207/

    Acquis. Proc.:
    Supplier Monit.,

    Supply Proc.:
    Exec. and Control

    PM1 or
    being proc. Existing Project Plan - -    
    PM1 accepted All Project Manual - -    
    PM8 - All Report Documents:
    Protocol ,
    Progress Report
    Final Project Report
    Case Report
    Internal Message
    -   SPM04

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    The goal of this activity is the supervision that terms of contract are fulfilled.

    The contractor management is based on the specifications in the contract, the Project Plan, and the Project Manual. The progress of the contractor must be supervised, and it must be seen to that all deadlines agreed are observed. Furthermore, it must be checked if agreements have been fulfilled and the guaranteed quality assurance measures have been realized. The products delivered by the contractor have to undergo acceptance.

    Questions possibly resulting from ambiguous contractual terms or technical specifications have to be cleared up, too.

    In case orders have been placed simultaneously with several contractors, it is necessary to coordinate their tasks.

    In the case of subcontractors, the consistency to the main contract must be guaranteed.


    The department in charge of administering the contract is to participate in this activity. This way, it is possible to prevent the actual contractual situation being changed by certain inadvertent actions, tacit permissions or forbearance. For example, if performances that were not ordered or agreed on are unequivocally accepted then this might automatically result in a changed contract.

    A Protocol should be generated of all discussions in which agreements were made between contractor and customer; it must be signed by both parties.


    Role Participation
    Project Leader responsible

    Tools Requirements

    Product Functional Tools Requirements
    Report Documents SPM04 - Supporting Planning of the Project Realization

    External Norms

    Norm Process Chapter Obs.
    /ISO IEC 12207/ Acquisition Process Supplier Monitoring (s. Part 3 - ISO 3.2.1)
    Supply Process Execution and Control (s. Part 3 - ISO 3.2.1)

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