Vendor Risk Management Toolkit

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Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Vendor Risk Management Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Vendor Risk Management related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Vendor Risk Management specific requirements:


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Vendor Risk Management Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...


STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 996 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Vendor Risk Management improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 996 standard requirements:

  1. Does your organization need to generate new sales leads, launch a new product or service, engage with key decision makers, build future business relationships or simply educate the industry?

  2. Are the roles and responsibilities of each line appropriate, or do some roles need to be relocated closer to the origin of risk for faster and more effective detection and remediation?

  3. Why worry about the costs and risks associated with maintaining and managing the data protection process, when you can rely on a trusted cloud backup vendor to do the heavy lifting?

  4. Is it appropriate for an IS auditor from your organization that is considering outsourcing its IS processing to request and review a copy of each vendors business continuity plan?

  5. What restrictions/allowances for remote access by users; any modem requirements for vendor or technical support; how should any remote access by controlled, logged, and monitored?

  6. Do you ensure enterprise user account access is effectively logged to aid in the real-time monitoring and alerting of excess privilege, policy violations, and anomalous behavior?

  7. Does the vendors crisis management plan include timely customer notification to allow the customer time to effectively respond to a potential interruption of goods and services?

  8. Does the vendor perform integrated technology and operational recovery exercises for the already stated operations involved in providing goods and services to your organization?

  9. Is there a clear understanding of your organizations dependencies on third party vendors and the level of risk that is introduced by entities into critical business services?

  10. How do you protect your organizations reputation, business and customers in an environment of easily purchased and deployed cloud-based, everything-as-a-service solutions?


Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Vendor Risk Management book in PDF containing 996 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Vendor Risk Management self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Vendor Risk Management Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Vendor Risk Management areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Vendor Risk Management Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:

 

STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Vendor Risk Management projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Vendor Risk Management Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Vendor Risk Management project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Change Management Plan: What are the key change management success metrics?

  2. Stakeholder Management Plan: Are the schedule estimates reasonable given the Vendor Risk Management project?

  3. Procurement Audit: Were any additional works or deliveries admissible without the need for a new procurement procedure?

  4. Probability and Impact Matrix: Risk may be made during which step of risk management?

  5. Human Resource Management Plan: Are enough systems & user personnel assigned to the Vendor Risk Management project?

  6. Risk Audit: Are staff committed for the duration of the product?

  7. Roles and Responsibilities: Be specific; avoid generalities. Thank you and great work alone are insufficient. What exactly do you appreciate and why?

  8. Risk Data Sheet: What are you weak at and therefore need to do better?

  9. Cost Management Plan: Cost estimate preparation Ð What cost estimates will be prepared during the Vendor Risk Management project phases?

  10. Scope Management Plan: Are the proposed Vendor Risk Management project purposes different than the previously authorized Vendor Risk Management project?

 
Step-by-step and complete Vendor Risk Management Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Vendor Risk Management project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Vendor Risk Management project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Vendor Risk Management project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Vendor Risk Management project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan


3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log


4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Vendor Risk Management project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance


5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Vendor Risk Management project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned

 

Results

With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Vendor Risk Management project with this in-depth Vendor Risk Management Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Vendor Risk Management projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Vendor Risk Management and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Vendor Risk Management investments work better.

This Vendor Risk Management All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.

 

Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.