Gartner Research

Realistic Timelines for Supplier Collaboration Projects

Published: 30 June 2016

ID: G00386136

Analyst(s): Procurement Research Team


In this research, we answer the question "What tactics help ensure teams set realistic timelines for collaborative supplier projects?" Our data indicates that the average time it takes to complete a collaborative supplier project is around 6 months. Successful Procurement teams set broad ranges for acceptable project timeline estimates, require project teams to refine the specificity of the timeline projection, and have roject teams document lessons learned about timeline forecasts for each project.

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Pre-determined Initial Timeline Estimate Ranges

Refining Timeline Projections

Improving the Accuracy of Timeline Projections

Set Initial Timeline Projections at Your Organization

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