Vendor Governance Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Vendor Governance 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 992 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 Governance improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 992 standard requirements:

  1. Has the board considered the potential role of an independent verification and validation auditor to assist the board in project governance and as a check and balance to external vendors?

  2. How and under what conditions does an external reporting requirement trigger internal due diligence processes and changes in corporate awareness and culture around human rights risk?

  3. Does your organizations industry warrant special attention to Cyber resilience matters, and do industry practices or peer companies suggest use of specific governance structures?

  4. Where systems are purchased from outside vendors, does the client have controls governing the selection, testing and implementation of new systems by processing personnel?

  5. How should collaboration, changes and responses be managed nimbly and quickly across supply chains that are normally governed through complex, formal contracts?

  6. How do customer brand equity, technology and channel resource differences between organizations influence supply chain and end customer governance forms?

  7. Do you believe an IT governance framework should be prescriptive on whether a centralised, federated or hybrid IT organizational model should be adopted?

  8. Do you have a vendor management ecosystem in place together with effective sourcing governance, plus your organization and team optimized for success?

  9. What is the relative significance of reputational risk and peer competition in driving compliance with a non-punitive corporate reporting requirement?

  10. What entities, governance structures and processes are necessary to coordinate across several companies in different tiers of the supply network?


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 Governance book in PDF containing 992 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Quality Audit: How does your organization know that it is effectively and constructively guiding staff through to timely completion of tasks?

  2. Probability and Impact Assessment: What is the level of experience available with your organization?

  3. Stakeholder Management Plan: Are requirements management tracking tools and procedures in place?

  4. Procurement Management Plan: Are trade-offs between accepting the risk and mitigating the risk identified?

  5. Probability and Impact Assessment: What risks does your organization have if the Vendor Governance projects fail to meet deadline?

  6. Scope Management Plan: Is there general agreement & acceptance of the current status and progress of the Vendor Governance project?

  7. Process Improvement Plan: What personnel are the champions for the initiative?

  8. Quality Management Plan: How relevant is this attribute to this Vendor Governance project or audit?

  9. Scope Management Plan: Describe the manner in which Vendor Governance project deliverables will be formally presented and accepted. Will they be presented at the end of each phase?

  10. Quality Metrics: Are there already quality metrics available that detect nonlinear embeddings and trends similar to the users perception?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Vendor Governance project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Vendor Governance 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 Governance 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 Governance 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 Governance 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 Governance 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 Governance project with this in-depth Vendor Governance Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Vendor Governance 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 Governance 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 Governance investments work better.

This Vendor Governance 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.