Procurement Project Management Success: Achieving a Higher Level of Effectiveness (Hardback)Diana Lindstrom (author)
Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 17/04/2014
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Based on the author's real world experience during the course of her career in supply management, engineering, and as a project management professional, this unique guide demonstrates a practical and proven approach to using project management strategies, tools, and techniques to consistently create successful procurement practices that go beyond mere cost savings.Procurement Project Management Success integrates supply management best practices and processes with those applicable from the field of project management. It explains how to initiate, plan, manage, and complete both simple and complex procurement projects successfully. Through the use of scheduling, communication plans, risk management and other project management processes, these procurements satisfy stakeholders by setting expectations, continuously communicating status, and getting the best value for the dollar. This book shows project managers all the steps and processes used in procurement, and details for procurement professionals how adding and applying a few project management processes and techniques to their skill set can substantially improve both their company's results and their career opportunities.Key FeaturesDemonstrates project management tools and techniques that can easily be used to add value to the procurement process such as a work breakdown structure (WBS), budget, schedule, Gantt chart, network diagram, and communication and risk managementExplains the skills needed and used by successful procurement professionals and outlines the seven key procurement steps that should always be followedDelineates the elements of procurement and communication plans and their importance to project successHighlights how applying project management techniques to procurement leads to greatly improved communications within a company/agency, including interactions between procurement and business unit personnelProvides step-by-step instructions for developing a procurement project schedule and budget, and demonstrates the importance of a change control systemDissects a negotiation example for the good, the bad, and the ugly, and outlines negotiation goals, along with the processes and techniques to useCovers the entire contract administration process in detailUses case examples that everyone can relate to throughout the book to demonstrate the activities and processes required to complete a procurement project successfullyWAV offers downloadable instructions for creating a Gantt chart in Microsoft Excel for Mac, and an actual request for proposal, schedule, budget, and procurement plan based on a case example - available from the Web Added ValueTM Download Resource Center at www. jrosspub.com
Publisher: J Ross Publishing
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 558 g
Dimensions: 229 x 160 x 22 mm
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