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31 Hours






What you'll learn:

Many projects require goods and services that the organization does not possess. The organizational process to obtain goods and services is referred to as Procurement.

Procurement department is the most common name for the department that handles and controls procurements. In some companies, these departments are also called contracting, purchasing, or legal departments. A project manager is expected to understand what procurement experts will need from them, provide the experts with that information, and then work with the procurement department throughout the life of the procurements.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this program, learners will have demonstrated their ability to:

  • Define the role of a project manager and analyze ways in which they coordinate a wide array of resources, including human resources, financial resources, production resources, and inventory resources
  • Recognize and describe project procurement management processes, concepts, choices, consequences, events, and strategies
  • Demonstrate the ability to write and refine a statement of work

What you'll do:

This program is divided into 6 courses that are designed around a particular theme. Each course is accompanied by related assignments and quizzes that are intended to test you on the content of the readings and any additional course material. The quizzes are a combination of multiple-choice and true/false.

  1. Project Procurement: Organizational Value & Project Types
  2. Project Procurement: Stakeholders & Business Strategy
  3. Project Procurement: Procurement Processes
  4. Project Procurement: Statements of Work (SOW)
  5. Project Procurement: Ethics & Performance Measures
  6. Project Procurement: Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)

Who this course is designed for:

This course is for anyone interested in learning about Project Procurement Management.


Meet the instructor

Jennifer Chandler - Senior Lecturer

Jennifer L. S. Chandler, Ph.D. is a Lecturer at Arizona State University who teaches in the Organizational Leadership Program in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts. Before joining ASU, she led projects, taught project management, trained project managers, and evaluated Project Management Programs for over 20 years working with international corporations, federal agencies, and national professional associations. She currently researches leadership practices among scientists and engineering teams who tackle global sustainability challenges.