Project Procurement



Book Title: Project Procurement: A Real-World Guide to Procurement Skills
Author:  Ajay Bhargrove, C.Eng, MIE, PMP
Publisher:  Project Management Institute
List Price:   $24.95
Format:  Softcover, 120 pages
Publication Date:  January 2018  
ISBN: 9781628254686
Reviewer:     Juan J. Martinez, PMP
Review Date:   May 2018



As a Project Manager with a background in Procurement (Print), I was drawn to this title. I felt the book could elaborate more on the innerworking’s of Project Management Procurement. Reading the book, I felt the author, Ajay Bhargove had a balanced mix of PMBOK terminology and topic explanation beyond the terminology.

Overview of Book’s Structure

The book is well structured with concise and precise chapters. I enjoyed seeing that the author added in PMBOK-related terminology, but also further explained the topics for those who haven’t read the PMBOK.

The chapters are short and I found this book an easy and very informative read, yet topics were thoroughly explained to obtain a true understanding of the topic.


Each topic was broken down into detail. I found that the book could be used as a quick reference guide to Procurement or expanded knowledge on Procurement Management.

I felt some areas, particularly negotiation and finance views, were especially helpful as these topics were not covered in the PMBOK.

The book goes further in-depth on the topic of financial risk analysis. I found this area of interest as it connects the work of the PM to the financial health of the organization. The book clearly conveyed the relationship between varying PMBOK principles and how these principles will effect an organization financial wellbeing.


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About the Reviewe

Juan J. Martinez, PMP

North Texas, USA




Juan J. Martinez is an independent Project Manager in Dallas and is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) Dallas Chapter. Juan’s career and experience over the last 12 years is multidiscipline and includes Creative Project Management, Print Production Management, Strategic Planning, Resource Procurement and Allocation, Vendor Relations, and Employee Development.

Juan has a B.S in Advertising/Public Relations and is a recently certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He has varied interests and is always seeking new ways to learn new skills and be a servant leader to others.

He can be contacted at www.linkedin.com/in/juanjmartinez99/


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