IT Vendor Management Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the IT Vendor 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 993 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which IT Vendor Management improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 993 standard requirements:

  1. Do you determine and provide the resources needed to implement and maintain the quality management system, improving its effectiveness and to meet customer requirements?

  2. Does the vendor use products it has developed itself or does it use third-party solutions; how sustainable is its relationship with any third-party providers?

  3. Can third party query and reporting tools be leveraged or is reporting functionality in the new system limited to the vendors proprietary reporting tool?

  4. What it solutions are available to help in the identification and management of risk across the enterprise and into its broader business environment?

  5. Which it infrastructure offering includes integrated server, storage, and network hardware and systems management software in a single vendor design?

  6. Does it provide reporting and metrics, and more specifically, does it provide the the ability to measure exactly what your organization needs it to?

  7. Why is it better to have an independent consultant assess your risks and compliance, instead of using your IT department or outsourced IT vendor?

  8. When your it infrastructure works, it can greatly increase the productivity of your users, and what about goals specific to your organization?

  9. Has it been approved, has the item been ordered, what is the purchase order number, who is the vendor, what is the expected receipt date?

  10. Does it or the business have the vendor management capability, time, and controls necessary to manage the provider and provider quality?


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 IT Vendor Management book in PDF containing 993 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your IT Vendor 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 IT Vendor Management Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which IT Vendor 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 IT Vendor 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 IT Vendor Management projects with the 62 implementation resources:

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. WBS Dictionary: Software specification, development, integration, and testing, licenses ?

  2. Project Scope Statement: Are there specific processes you will use to evaluate and approve/reject changes?

  3. Scope Management Plan: Do IT Vendor Management project teams & team members report on status / activities / progress?

  4. Quality Audit: Do the acceptance procedures and specifications include the criteria for acceptance/rejection, define the process to be used, and specify the measuring and test equipment that is to be used?

  5. Initiating Process Group: Are stakeholders properly informed about the status of the IT Vendor Management project?

  6. Risk Register: Having taken action, how did the responses effect change, and where is the IT Vendor Management project now?

  7. Executing Process Group: What is the critical path for this IT Vendor Management project and how long is it?

  8. Project Performance Report: What is the degree to which rules govern information exchange between individuals within your organization?

  9. Probability and Impact Matrix: During IT Vendor Management project executing, a major problem occurs that was not included in the risk register. What should you do FIRST?

  10. Risk Management Plan: How can the process be made more effective or less cumbersome (process improvements)?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

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


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 IT Vendor 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 IT Vendor 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 IT Vendor 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 IT Vendor 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 IT Vendor 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 IT Vendor Management project with this in-depth IT Vendor Management Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose IT Vendor 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 IT Vendor 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 IT Vendor Management investments work better.

This IT Vendor 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.