• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

During project planning, quality assurance processes are established to ensure that the deliverable meets requirements. Once project work begins, quality control tools and techniques are used to compare the deliverable to the scope. If variance is detected, the project manager must identify the root cause and act accordingly. During procurement planning, the project team will select the most appropriate contract type. Options include fixed price, cost reimbursable, and time and materials contracts. This course provides a foundational knowledge base reflecting the most up-to-date project management information so you can effectively put principles to work at your own organization. This course will assist in preparing you for the CompTIA Project+ exam, and it is aligned with exam version PK0-004.

Learning Objectives

Quality and Procurement Planning

  • start the course
  • identify characteristics of fixed-price contracts
  • identify characteristics of cost reimbursable and time and materials contracts
  • distinguish between the four cost of quality categories
  • list the characteristics of quality assurance
  • list the characteristics of quality control
  • recognize the relationship and distinction between quality assurance and quality control
  • recognize the types of change requests that arise from quality processes
  • distinguish between quality and grade, precision and accuracy, and recognize the impact of gold plating
  • recognize agile and lean quality tools and techniques

Practice: Project Procurement and Quality

  • specify the types of procurement contracts, identify the elements of cost of quality and list the eight forms of waste, or muda

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Program/Project Management and Acquisition