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I can think of only one reason why you would inform and alter the schedule of one supplier when another is late: dependency, in which case you would have integrated the schedules and everyone involved will see the variances and impacts accordingly. All projects produce variances. A variance free schedule is a fake one. I cannot imagine trying to ...


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"The many are smarter than the few" is a mantra I've taught to my agile teams for years. There is even a book, The Wisdom of the Crowd, founded on this very concept. I would promote full transparency for the very reason that by doing so you tap into the greater whole. One person can't see all the moving pieces and all the relationships. By sharing with all ...


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Primarily it depends upon how mature your suppliers are. If your suppliers are mature, then can trust them to see the whole picture and deal with the delays in a way that is best for them and all concerned. If they are not mature, then they may be tempted to simply use up any new time, or use it to mask their own issues that they have not yet informed you ...


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I believe that these roles CAN be combined, with care. I would expect that in such a circumstance you are delivering a project using resources and tools provided by one manager, where the project is intended to deliver something into his or her team. I had a similar situation where I was managing a project to deliver an upgraded set of file transfer ...


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Ultimately, you need to do what is going to give your project the best chance of success. While notifying other suppliers that the baseline has moved may help them run their business more smoothly, consider: It increases risk by complicating the situation. Your other suppliers now have a change to their deadline, that can lead to new risks that wouldn't ...


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