Miscellaneous Procurement Planning Business

You may have noticed that the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) has a habit of little odds and ends that come out of the many planning processes. Procurement planning is no different. You know that one of the procurement planning tools is the make-or-buy decision process. The results of those decisions are documented, including the supporting detail of why the decision to make or buy was determined.

Another output of procurement planning is—surprise, surprise—change requests. During the procurement planning process, the vendor may offer some great ideas that cause change requests. Or the vendor's price is more than what was expected, so change requests are implemented. The point here is that through the procurement planning process, you, the project manager, may have changes that need to be entertained, and if approved, the integration management processes have to be enacted. Sounds like a fun time.

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