Project names

17 December 2008

Blog pic By Jake Kanter

Over the course of the year SM has encountered some brilliant and baffling names for procurement projects. There is a superb example in Paul's web story today, where the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority labelled its purchasing process for an exam-marking contractor "Project Tornado".

There are others as well. The US Department of Defense and the General Services Administration's programme to set up 12 purchase agreements for IT security products was branded “Data At Rest Tiger Team”. And in Australia the group of MPs charged with cutting inefficiency in government spending are called the "Razor Gang".

All these puzzling metaphors got us thinking about other procurement project names that might be out there.

Do you give your procurement projects names?

If so, can you share a few examples with us and explain the thought process behind them?

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