Project Management and Purchasing: Improving Performance

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Webinar Details $219

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  • Webinar Length: 100 Minutes
  • Guest Speaker:   Michael W. Gozzo
  • Topic:   Purchasing
  • Credit:   ATAPU 1.5, CPE 2.0
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Do your purchasing projects suffer from delays, unpleasant surprises and lack a true organization? Do you wish you could create a professional project plan and then actually adhere to the plan, satisfying the needs of your company?

To consistently lead purchasing projects to successful conclusions involves learning and applying proven project management principles. This seminar will provide you with the tools to successfully manage today’s purchasing projects.

Your Benefits of Attending:

  • Learn how to create standard project documents like "work breakdown structures" and appropriate charts to aid in keeping your project on track.
  • Gain insight into identifying the most significant project risks using structured tools.
  • Understand the five phases of projects and how to employ them.

Join Mike Gozzo as he introduces you to Project Management walks you through how to apply those principles towards purchasing.

  1. Introduction
  2. Outline 00:01:28
  3. Objective 00:02:26
  4. Introduction To Project Management -  Section One 00:03:58
  5. What Is A Project? 00:04:10
  6. What Is Project Management? 00:05:38
  7. Why Is There A Need? 00:06:19
  8. Project Manager 00:07:29
  9. What Are The Elements? 00:09:32
  10. PDCA Activities 00:10:28
  11. Ten Key Success Factors 00:13:19
  12. Section Two - Overview Of The Elements 00:16:02
  13. Initiating Process 00:16:15
  14. Project Manager’s Role 00:17:58
  15. Identifying Stakeholders 00:19:04
  16. Stakeholders Contributions 00:20:57
  17. GOAL - Guidelines 00:21:54
  18. Defining The Project 00:24:18
  19. Project Charter 00:25:53
  20. Project Charter Continued 00:28:04
  21. Project Planning 00:29:09
  22. Why Plan? 00:30:26
  23. Develop Scope Statement 00:32:20
  24. Statement Of Work 00:32:54
  25. Example - SOW For Assembly & Inspection of Sanded, Unfinished Table 00:33:29
  26. Project Scope 00:35:23
  27. Planning Tool Flow 00:36:52
  28. Work Breakdown Structure 00:37:37
  29. Organization Breakdown Structure 00:38:54
  30. Responsibility Assignment Matrix 00:39:29
  31. Project Schedule 00:41:39
  32. Quality Plan 00:43:17
  33. Risk Management 00:45:30
  34. Project Management Plan Contents 00:48:43
  35. Eight Points For A Good Plan 00:49:57
  36. Execution Phase - Putting It All Together 00:51:00
  37. Project Managers Role 00:51:15
  38. Stakeholder Reviews 00:52:13
  39. The Challenge 00:53:33
  40. Five Stages Of Team Development 00:55:26
  41. Effective Meetings 00:57:38
  42. Monitoring & Control 01:01:28
  43. Control Point Identification Chart 01:02:20
  44. Milestone Chart 01:04:45
  45. Status Reporting 01:05:53
  46. Closing The Project - Formal Closure 01:10:57
  47. Closure Phase 01:11:16
  48. The Closure Meeting 01:15:38
  49. Procurement Application Areas 01:18:18
  50. Contracting Plans 01:18:55
  51. Plan Contracting 01:19:14
  52. Inputs 01:20:43
  53. Tools 01:21:55
  54. Plant Contracting Output 01:24:02
  55. Contract Administration (CA) 01:27:09
  56. CA - Description 01:27:37
  57. Inputs - CA 01:29:43
  58. Tools & Techniques 01:31:33
  59. Outputs - CA 01:35:25
  60. Contract Closure 01:37:12
  61. Recap 01:38:14
  62. Question & Answer 01:41:39
  63. Presentation Closure 01:41:58
  • Audit 01:12:03
  • Inventory 00:05:17
  • Metrics 01:08:25
  • Project Management 00:08:04
  • Project Schedule 00:41:39
  • Quality Plan 00:43:17
  • Risk Management 00:45:30
  • Statement Of Work (SOW) 00:24:43
  • Stakeholders 00:13:42
  • Supplier 00:05:15

Audit: A formal examination of an organization's or individual's accounts or financial situation

Inventory: A company's inventory typically involves goods in three stages of production: raw goods, in-progress goods, and finished goods that are ready for sale. Inventory or stock refers to the goods and materials that a business holds for the ultimate goal of resale, production or utilization.

Metrics: is a quantifiable measure businesses use to track, monitor, and assess the success or failure of various business processes.

Project Management: is the application of processes, methods, skills, knowledge and experience to achieve specific project objectives according to the project acceptance criteria within agreed parameters.

Project Schedule: A list of activities and their planned completion dates that collectively achieve project milestones.

Quality Plan: To assure that the output of the project will do what it was intended to do.

Risk Management: is the process of identifying, understanding, and grading risks so they can be better managed and mitigated.

Stakeholders: A stakeholder is a party that has an interest in a company and can either affect or be affected by the business. The primary stakeholders in a typical corporation are its investors, employees, customers and suppliers.

Statement of Work (SOW): A statement of work is a document routinely employed in the field of project management. It is the narrative description of a project's work requirement. It defines project-specific activities, deliverables, and timelines for a vendor providing services to the client.

Supplier: A supplier is an entity that supplies goods and services to another organization. A supplier is usually a manufacturer or a distributor. A distributor buys goods from multiple manufacturers and sells them to its customers. Similar Terms. A supplier is also known as a vendor.

Guest Speaker

  • Michael W. Gozzo

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