Plan procurement management is one of the PMI processes. It is in the planning process group and the procurement management knowledge area. This process involves the decisions of what will be purchased, in what quantities, when, and how. It may also result in the decision that the the items or resources will be created and provided by the project instead of being purchased.

Related: suppliers, cost

Plan procurement management is described in section 12.1 of the PMBOK.

According to the PMBOK, this activity has the following characteristics:

Inputs Tools and Templates Outputs
Project management plan, Requirements documentation, Risk register, Activity resource requirements, Project schedule, Activity cost estimates, Stakeholder register, Enterprise environmental factors, Organizational process assets Make-or-buy analysis, Expert judgment, Market research, Meetings Procurement management plan, Procurement statement of work, Source selection criteria, Make-or-buy decisions, Change requests, Project documents updates

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