Procuring complex goods and services is a necessary facet of most projects. Some projects are even effectively entirely outsourced. The more complex and high-value the project, the greater the likelihood of a firm dependence on procured support. Project managers who implement and manage such projects are expected to be proficient in procurement.
This workshop will guide participants in how to manage project procurement over the phases of the project procurement life cycle, including planning, implementation, administration, monitoring, and close-out. This workshop provides participants with the knowledge and practical skills needed to procure complex goods and services in support of the accomplishment of the project objectives.
We will examine helpful tools, techniques, and best practices for project procurement. Participants will improve their ability to implement contracts and manage contractors and consultants.
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Colin Lindsay has more than twenty-five years of experience teaching graduate-level project management, teaching for the University of Ottawa, the University of Québec, and several universities abroad. Colin holds a MPM (Master of Project Management), an M.Sc. in Physics, and is a certified PMP® (Project Management Professional). He draws on his extensive experience managing complex IM/IT, organizational development, and outsourcing projects that have helped numerous organizations achieve their strategic objectives. His knowledge and enthusiasm enable him to convey complex concepts in an easy-to-absorb way.