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 997 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 997 standard requirements:

  1. How often are new versions released and how are new releases or updates of the software communicated to your organization?

  2. Are key, relevant vendor controls mitigating your organizations key risks validated during due diligence visits?

  3. Does your system support multiple risk assessment surveys based on the criticality or risk level of the vendor?

  4. Who is doing work on behalf of your organization and to what reputational and legal risks does that expose you?

  5. Who will provide training in the future when you have new staff to join or if there is a new system release?

  6. Does your organization operate with a documented and implemented formal escalation model within procurement?

  7. Which technology and business factors will enterprises use to structure network based security strategies?

  8. Are suppliers truly accountable for performance in areas that drive the most value for your organization?

  9. Does your organization have experience in your domain and understand the ecosystem of your target users?

  10. How are you assured that your supply chain complies with the relevant regulatory and legal requirements?


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 997 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. Project Scope Statement: Is the IT Vendor Management project manager qualified and experienced in IT Vendor Management project management?

  2. Cost Management Plan: Does the resource management plan include a personnel development plan?

  3. Probability and Impact Matrix: Can the risk be avoided by choosing a different alternative?

  4. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Budgets assigned to major functional organizations?

  5. Requirements Management Plan: Who will do the reporting and to whom will reports be delivered?

  6. Contract Close-Out: Has each contract been audited to verify acceptance and delivery?

  7. Source Selection Criteria: How do you consolidate reviews and analysis of evaluators?

  8. Initiating Process Group: What input will you be required to provide the IT Vendor Management project team?

  9. Probability and Impact Assessment: Does the software interface with new or unproven hardware or unproven vendor products?

  10. Lessons Learned: How well do you feel the executives supported this IT Vendor Management project?

 
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.