Managing Projects involving 3rd Parties

2 Day Course

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More and more organisations are using 3rd Party suppliers to contribute to their projects. In some cases this occurs on a 'one off' basis, but more frequently under an 'umbrella' arrangement with one or more regular suppliers. The rationale for this approach varies, but often involves suppliers at the leading edge in technology or services. Managing such a situation can involve a number of very significant differences for the Project Manager when compared to the approach needed for a conventional 'in-house' project.

Managing Projects Involving 3rd Parties will enable delegates to understand the distinctive and unique project management issues that need to be addressed, and provides recommended approaches to be adopted in order to handle them effectively.

This course carries the award of 15 Professional Development Units (PDU's) for PMI re-certification.

This is an intensive and lively two-day course using a combination of workshops, discussions, lectures and a case study.

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Course Topics (8 topics)

  • Understand the 3rd Party issues
  • Appreciate the steps involved in Procurement Management
  • Select 3rd Party suppliers using a proven technique
  • Establish appropriate internal customer relations
  • Understand planning issues, key levers, and risks with 3rd Parties
  • Influence, negotiate and when appropriate escalate
  • Control projects involving 3rd Parties
  • Carry out project closedown


The course is intended for Project Managers who will be managing projects involving one or more 3rd parties, or for those senior project team members who will have day to day contact with key 3rd party representatives. Delegates should have attended the five-day Project Management course or have equivalent project exposure and experience.

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