Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Introduction to Contract Planning

Contract Planning is the process of documenting products and services, as well as their requirements and identifying potential procurement sources.

Contract Statement of Work in PMP

Design:
  • Details what is required in terms of physical characteristics.

Performance
  • Specifies measurable capabilities the end product must achieve in terms of operational characteristics.

Functional
  • Defines what the deliverable is required to do but not necessarily how to do it. This allows the prospective sellers to offer different possible solutions for archiving the same end-use function.

Recommended Books on PMP

Suggested Study Materials

  • PMP-Preparation Recommended Books
  • PMP Exam Prep, Fifth Edition: Rita's Course in a Book for Passing the PMP Exam
  • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Third Edition (PMBOK Guides)
  • The PMP Exam: How to Pass On Your First Try (Test Prep series)