Join Bob McGannon for an in-depth discussion in this video Putting procurement tasks on your schedule, part of Project Management Foundations: Procurement.
- Procurement tasks are a lot like a jigsaw puzzle.…There are many pieces of various sizes…and it takes a while to get all the pieces to fit together.…If you're missing a piece of the puzzle,…that piece must be found and put…in place before the picture is complete.…To make sure you don't have a whole…in the jigsaw that is your project,…here are some tips on including…procurement tasks in your project schedule.…First, let's start with the tasks you'll need to consider…as part of the procurement planning phase.…
They are create project procurement plan,…review and approve the plan, perform make vs. buy analysis,…define your source or seller selection criteria,…identify potential sellers for key contracts,…create a draft statement of work…or detailed product description,…and last, create contract-change processes.…If you determine that products and services will not…be procured as part of the solution,…then steps four through seven will not be required.…
I would recommend always having…a project procurement plan, however,…
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- Define project procurement.
- Distinguish when to use vendors and partners.
- Compare and contrast building versus buying.
- Identify different types of contracts.
- List types of payment approaches.
- Test your market.
- Build and use a request for information (RFI).