PMC135

Project Procurement Management

In the project environment, procurement has many facets.

With a focus on the client side of procurement: purchasing equipment, supplies and resource effort you will review a wide range of procurement activities, including defining purchasing requirements, sourcing potential vendors, evaluating responses and managing goods and services.

You'll also learn the project management implications of using sourcing arrangements such as contractors, outsourcing and out-tasking.

PMI professional development units: 7
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This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
Online - - $430.00 32 Register
Online - - $430.00 35 Register

Course schedule: Classes run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT via online-supported delivery.

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

How will I learn?

You will work with a group of peers throughout the course and be able to share experiences, ideas and knowledge. 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 assignments.

How will I be evaluated?

We evaluate this course on a pass/fail basis using a combination of assignments, individual or group projects, participation and attendance. You must participate in discussions and activities and complete any assignments.

Textbooks and learning materials

To complete the Project Management Certificate program you will need to pass all 13 courses. You will also be expected to have read A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 6th edition (from March to July 2021) or 7th edition (effective September 2021), which can be purchased online, at local bookstores, or through the PMI website. In this course, we may reference relevant chapters of the PMBOK® Guide.

Hardware and software requirements

You will need a computer that is connected to the internet so that you can access Canvas, our online course management system. You can check if your browser is compatible with Canvas by accessing Canvas guides here. We recommend you use Google Chrome or Firefox.

Also, you will need to enable your computer’s audio and microphone to participate in live sessions offered through the Blackboard Collaborate virtual platform (within Canvas). You can check if your computer is compatible with Blackboard Collaborate here.

You can find more information on online-supported learning on our About Online Learning page. 

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