Strategic Vendors Toolkit

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Audit Strategic Vendors: strategic sales planning and implementation provides input to the development of strategic sales plans that reflect your organizations Business Strategy to advance market share/penetration and achieve profitable growth.

More Uses of the Strategic Vendors Toolkit:

  • Drive Strategic Vendors: directly manage the relationship between key Strategic Vendors and Business Partners, understanding the complete breadth of Professional Services provided by vendors and current support services for each business unit.

  • Establish appropriate working relationships with existing and new Strategic Vendors, deriving the maximum value from negotiated contracts for Technology Services and products.

  • Develop Relationships with Strategic Vendors and build communities around associated solutions.

  • Drive the Strategic Planning Process supporting thE Business Partners on the Field Sales Team.

  • Audit Strategic Vendors: Strategic Management and diversity/ Equity And Inclusion.

  • Confirm your design contributes to strategic insight derived from knowledge and analysis of industry and Competitive Analysis.

  • Foster a Data Driven culture based on pragmatism and strategic decision through rigorous factual analysis at all levels.

  • Be accountable for executing the plant strategic and operating plans to ensure environmental and safety compliance while improving overall operating results.

  • Govern Strategic Vendors: implement extensive Strategic Thinking, planning and execution to improve Internal Processes and daily working practices between key executives, sales, Presales, support, product, legal and finance to drive greater Business Agility.

  • Consider/suggest updates to IT strategic plans and seek input from various leaders inside and outside of IT to gain insight from various points of view and the current internal and external environments.

  • Participate in strategic Talent Management for your organization; collaborate with Centers of Expertise and Service Delivery to ensure appropriate talent is identified, recruited, developed, deployed, promoted, and retained to enablE Business to deliver on Business Strategy.

  • Manage through Strategic Communications, creative collaboration and innovative thinking, the Team Work to advance the goals and strategies of your organization while driving positive culture and engagement.

  • Lead strategic Account Planning processes to build lasting reciprocal relationships with new clients through open communications around mutual objectives.

  • Drive Strategic Vendors: finance serve as a critical Business Partner with operations Program Managers by providing the analysis, insight and guidance to enable strategic Decision Making and achieve bottom line results.

  • Confirm your organization leads the on going monitoring and review of all portfolios for impact on current business and technical activities, and the realization of strategic benefits.

  • Provide Strategic Direction for applications and/or technology environments review during the development or acquisitions process to assure compliance with corporate Security Policies/directions and the overall Integration Process.

  • Warrant that your planning participates in budget, strategic and brand considerations to support practices cohesive, ongoing plans.

  • Devise Strategic Vendors: plan, develop, and manage strategic technology initiatives utilizing project Management Concepts and technical tools.

  • Support Strategy Execution process by collecting and consolidating strategic initiative progress updates.

  • Identify and solve operational challenges by continually adapting and implementing Processes And Systems that enhance financial rigor and enable strategic growth.

  • Identify KPIs/metrics and work with Business Teams to provide reports to be utilized in making operational and strategic decisions.

  • Devise Strategic Vendors: Cybersecurity engineers work with Cybersecurity architects to execute strategic Cyber initiatives, evaluate security components of the network, applications and end user devices, and provides guidance to ensure new systems meet regulatory and Technical Standards.

  • Confirm your enterprise ensures your organizations Information Security Policies and strategies comply with applicable regulations and Strategic Objectives of your organization.

  • Participate, along with the Board Of Directors, CEO and other members of the Leadership Team, in the formulation and execution of strategic plans, structure and processes necessary to manage your organizations current operational activities and projected growth.

  • Confirm your group provides Data Analysis to increase effectiveness of market strategies; directs high level strategic and tactical decisions by supporting business Intelligence Tools and applications.

  • Ensure you undertake; lead strategic Supply Chain Planning related projects/or initiatives as product launches through the Supply Chain.

  • Oversee Strategic Vendors: combination of strategic and tactical mindset to help drive software quality and Process Improvements.

  • Manage work with different teams to drive strategic business and legal initiatives across your organization.

  • Support all Strategic Communication needs Commercial leadership to Commercial Team and Commercial Team to networks.

  • Use Sales Forecasting or Strategic Planning to ensure the sale and profitability of products, lines, or services, analyzing business developments and monitoring Market Trends.

  • Manage work with Development Teams and application vendors to architecture, design, build, and implement application integrations.

  • Establish that your operation acts as first level technical response for Information security team and serves as escalation point or second level support for Information security concerns.


Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Strategic Vendors Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step Work Plans and maturity diagnostics for any Strategic Vendors 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 Strategic Vendors specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Strategic Vendors 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 999 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of Process Design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Strategic Vendors improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. Can the solution be designed and implemented within an acceptable time period?

  2. If you got fired and a new hire took your place, what would she do different?

  3. What qualifications are needed?

  4. How can auditing be a preventative security measure?

  5. Where can you go to verify the info?

  6. Whose voice (department, ethnic group, women, older workers, etc) might you have missed hearing from in your company, and how might you amplify this voice to create positive momentum for your business?

  7. Is maximizing Strategic Vendors protection the same as minimizing Strategic Vendors loss?

  8. Who, on the Executive Team or the board, has spoken to a customer recently?

  9. Who do you report Strategic Vendors results to?

  10. What else needs to be measured?

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 Strategic Vendors book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Cost Management Plan: Eac -estimate at completion, what is the total job expected to cost?

  2. Activity Cost Estimates: In which phase of the Acquisition Process cycle does source qualifications reside?

  3. Project Scope Statement: Will all Strategic Vendors project issues be unconditionally tracked through the Issue Resolution process?

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the Strategic Vendors Project Team have enough people to execute the Strategic Vendors Project Plan?

  5. Source Selection Criteria: What are the guidelines regarding award without considerations?

  6. Scope Management Plan: Are Corrective Actions taken when actual results are substantially different from detailed Strategic Vendors Project Plan (variances)?

  7. Initiating Process Group: During which stage of Risk planning are risks prioritized based on probability and impact?

  8. Cost Management Plan: Is your organization certified as a supplier, wholesaler, regular dealer, or manufacturer of corresponding products/supplies?

  9. Procurement Audit: Was a formal review of tenders received undertaken?

  10. Activity Cost Estimates: What procedures are put in place regarding bidding and cost comparisons, if any?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

2.0 Planning Process Group:

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 Strategic Vendors 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 Strategic Vendors project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Strategic Vendors 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 Strategic Vendors 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 Strategic Vendors investments work better.

This Strategic Vendors 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.