Procurement Planning (PMI – PMP)



The Procurement Planning (PMI – PMP) is course 25 of 28 of the Project Management Professional Certification Program (PMI-PMP).

Procurement management may not be the most flashy of all the project management knowledge areas, but it’s still pretty important. Procurement is all about obtaining the goods and services that you’ll need for your project.

From purchasing raw materials, to contracting out specialties services you need to make sure the goods you buy are good quality. That they arrive when you need them.

And that you maintain good relationships with your suppliers. In this course, we’re going to look at the plan procurement management process.

1. Buyers and Sellers in Procurement Management
2. Introduction to Contracts
3. Inputs to Plan Procurement Management
4. Fixed-price Contracts
5. Cost-reimbursable and Time-and-materials Contracts
6. Tools and Techniques of Plan Procurement Management
7. Make-or-buy Analysis
8. Performing a Make-or-buy Analysis
9. Outputs of Plan Procurement Management
10. Bid and Procurement Documents
11. Exercise: Planning Procurement Management

That’s it! Now go ahead and push that “Take this course” button, and see you on the inside!

What Will I Learn?

  • Label individuals in a scenario as either buyer or sellers
  • Determine whether a given contract term will reduce the risk for the buyer or for the seller
  • Recognize the inputs to the Plan Procurement Management process
  • Identify types of fixed-price contracts
  • Classify agreements as either cost-reimbursable or time-and-materials contracts
  • Identify the tools and techniques used to plan procurement management
  • Recognize activities in a make-or-buy analysis
  • Perform a make-or-buy analysis and determine the breakeven point
  • Identify outputs of the Plan Procurement Management process
  • Recognize examples of documents used in solicitation and procurement activities with prospective vendors
  • Demonstrate your understanding of the Plan Procurement Management process

Topics for this course

16 Lessons

Section 1: Procurement Planning (PMI – PMP)

1. Course Overview1:46
2. Program Overview (I)9:21
3. Program Overview (II)11:09
4. Course Guidelines3:23
5. Buyers and Sellers in Procurement Management7:04
6. Introduction to Contracts5:08
7. Inputs to Plan Procurement Management7:31
8. Fixed-price Contracts7:12
10. Tools and Techniques of Plan Procurement Management4:04
11. Make-or-buy Analysis6:31
12. Performing a Make-or-buy Analysis7:34
13. Outputs of Plan Procurement Management6:39
14. Bid and Procurement Documents6:20
15. Exercise: Planning Procurement Management17:54
16. Procurement Planning (PMI – PMP)1:52

About the instructors

Arkadiusz Włodarczyk

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Course Details


  • No special requirements or prerequisites are needed to take this course, but some extra reading about projects, project management, project life cycle, organizational project management, project scope, project schedule, project costs, project quality, project human resources and project communications will help.
  • Part of the Project Management Professional Certification Course (PMI-PMP)

Target Audience

  • Leaders, managers, entrepreneurs, professionals and project workers with or without formal project management training will improve project management skills and knowledge and will be ready to stand for formal certification.