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Mar 19, 2018
2h 23m

Updated to align with the 6th Edition of the PMBOK® Guide, this course, Project Procurement Management covers the procurement management knowledge area. After beginning with a look at effective procurement management planning, you'll learn how to generate source selection criteria. Next you'll, learn how to choose the type of contract that's best for your procurement needs. Finally, you'll explore how to conduct procurement activities in coordination with various vendors, and control and monitor the effort of partners to ensure it integrates smoothly with your project team's work. By the end of this course, you'll be better prepared to select and work with partners that can help ensure your project's success.

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About the author

Casey has experience leading projects in many fields, including healthcare, digital media, mobile app development, consumer product design, education, and event management. He's constantly in pursuit of new challenges and loves to share what he learns along the way with others.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Casey Ayers, and welcome to my course Project Procurement Management. This course is the twelfth entry in our newly updated series helping you prepare for the latest version of the PMP exam. The PMP, or Project Management Professional certification is consistently listed as one of the top five most valuable certifications for IT professionals. And is also broadly applicable to a wide range of industries. Given how much new value can be created from successful projects, businesses in all sectors, and of all sizes need capable project managers today. A PMP builds the skills needed to succeed and opens new doors for those with the certification. Some of the major topics we'll cover in this course include planning for procurement management, selecting the contract types that best fit your procurement needs, developing and using source selection criteria to find the vendor best suited to your team's demands, and how to smoothly ensure that your procurement sources meet performance expectations and create deliverables that can integrate well with your project. By the end of this course, you'll be better prepared to manage your relationships with vendors and subcontractors. Often an essential skill to achieve project success. This course and others in the series can not only help you learn more about project management and prepare for the PMP exam, but also serve as a great refresher for established project managers, and as an opportunity to earn continuing education credit. I hope you'll join me on this journey to prepare for the PMP exam and learn more about project procurement management here at Pluralsight. (upbeat music)

Conducting Project Procurements
Welcome back. In this module, we're going to talk about actually conducting project procurements. Now, we have a plan in place, it's time to select our source and to move forward with contracting and working with that procurement source to complete the activities they've contracted for. First, we'll look at conducting procurements at a high level and everything that's entailed in this process. After that, we'll look at finding and selecting procurement sources, how we'll walk in on that final decision and move forward with contracting. Then we'll look at developing procurement agreements where we actually come to terms with the procurement source allowing work to begin. After that, we'll look at the inputs, tools, and techniques, and outputs associated with the conduct procurements process as found in the PMBOK Guide. Let's get started.

Controlling Project Procurements
Welcome back. In this module, we're going to look at controlling project procurements. First, we'll look at the roles and responsibilities involved in procurement management and controlling it from beginning to end, and then, we'll look at the inputs, tools and techniques and outputs of the control procurements process as found in the PMBOK guide. Let's get started.