DAPM121

Project Procurement and Stakeholder Management

In the project environment, procurement has many facets. This course focuses on the client side of procurement: purchasing equipment, supplies and resource effort. It covers a wide range of procurement activities, including defining purchasing requirements, sourcing potential vendors, evaluating responses and managing goods and services.

You'll learn the project management implications of using sourcing arrangements such as contractors, outsourcing and out-tasking. You'll also briefly discuss vendor-related activities in response to procurement solicitations as well as stakeholder management.

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Course seats are reserved for diploma students until approximately two weeks before the program start date. To take this course individually, click on Register or Join Waitlist below.

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What will I learn?

After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Explain the procurement cycle and its processes, both from a client and vendor point of view
  • Demonstrate your understanding of the different sourcing arrangements within the project environment, as well as the related project requirements and procurement needs of the different approaches
  • Demonstrate your understanding of the role of the evaluation and selection processes, as well as the administrative and management aspects of procurement activities
  • Identify the project management activities required to manage vendor performance and vendor relationships
  • Demonstrate your understanding of the importance of project stakeholder management as it relates to identifying stakeholders, analyzing and managing their expectations, and ensuring their engagement and involvement in project decisions and project execution

How will I learn?

Expect to cover concepts through a combination of theory, best practices, real-world case studies, and networking opportunities. You are expected to participate in exercises, group discussions, case studies, and presentations. There will also be reading and take home-assignments.

How will I be evaluated?

You'll be evaluated on a pass/fail basis using a combination of in-class or take-home assignments, individual or group projects, participation, and attendance. 

Textbooks and learning materials

If you are part of the diploma program, you will receive A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOKĀ® Guide) on the first day of class.

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