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Ignition Guide to Designing a Procurement Project Management Plan

Published: 21 June 2018

ID: G00385929

Analyst(s): Procurement Research Team


This guide is designed to help heads of procurement build a comprehensive project management plan that can support large-scale procurement projects, thereby increasing team efficiency, securing stakeholder support, and minimizing project risk.

Table Of Contents



Step 1 of 6: Prepare to Design the Procurement Project Management Plan

Project Objectives

Roles and Responsibilities

Before You Start

Common Pitfalls and Keys to Success

Step 2 of 6: Finalize High-Level Project Requirements


How to Set Up for Success

Step 3 of 6: Assess and Quantify Project Risks


How to Set Up for Success

Step 4 of 6: Establish the Project Outcomes and Accountability


How to Set Up for Success

Step 5 of 6: Establish and Communicate Performance Metrics and Project Timelines


How to Set Up for Success

Step 6 of 6: Monitor the Effectiveness of the Procurement Project Plan

Review Your Performance

Keys to Continued Success

Recommended by the Authors

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