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Twelve Key Project Management Skills for Better Vendor Management

To better help you prepare for responsibilities of vendor and procurement management, let's review the type of skills and knowledge a project manager should possess to be effective in these areas. The key project management skills needed for procurement and vendor management include the following:

  1. Managing expectations
  2. Effective verbal and written communications
  3. Managing virtual and cross-cultural teams
  4. Defining a project
  5. Proficient negotiating
  6. Vendor selection and evaluation
  7. Strong interpersonal skills
  8. The ability to identify risks and develop appropriate responses (managing risks)
  9. Contract knowledge
  10. The ability to manage to a contract
  11. Understanding when and how to use legal assistance
  12. Managing changes

Part i. Project Management Jumpstart

Project Management Overview

The Project Manager

Essential Elements for any Successful Project

Part ii. Project Planning

Defining a Project

Planning a Project

Developing the Work Breakdown Structure

Estimating the Work

Developing the Project Schedule

Determining the Project Budget

Part iii. Project Control

Controlling a Project

Managing Project Changes

Managing Project Deliverables

Managing Project Issues

Managing Project Risks

Managing Project Quality

Part iv. Project Execution

Leading a Project

Managing Project Communications

Managing Expectations

Keys to Better Project Team Performance

Managing Differences

Managing Vendors

Ending a Project

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Absolute Beginner[ap]s Guide to Project Management
Absolute Beginner[ap]s Guide to Project Management
ISBN: 078973821X
EAN: N/A
Year: 2006
Pages: 169
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