Vendor lock-in Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Vendor lock-in 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 942 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 lock-in improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 942 standard requirements:

  1. Do you look for vendors whose solutions are designed to facilitate your IWMS objectives. Do their solutions promote efficiencies, reduce costs, mitigate compliance-related risks and speed time to market?

  2. Many organizations are unsure who should be in charge of managing third-party risk: in your organization, is it a function of procurement, legal, compliance, risk management or information security?

  3. Does your organization have a vendor management program designed to ensure the privacy and/or security practices of vendors will not threaten the integrity of your organizations privacy standards?

  4. What specific staging, readiness and deployment techniques will the Vendor use to determine the proper sequencing of deployment processes and functions required for successful implementation?

  5. Security liability: can unencrypted computerized information or paper documents containing personally identifiable non-public information be acquired or accessed by an unauthorized person?

  6. Does the policy address required separation of duties and internal controls governing the derivatives transaction execution, valuation, collateral management, and reporting processes?

  7. How do you identify and anticipate how requirements and changing expectations will differ across customers, customer groups, and market segments and across the customer life cycle?

  8. Garbage in - garbage out - vendors performance is only as good as information provided and/or the expectations set. Are you giving your vendor the information necessary to do job?

  9. Trust is the foundation of all personal and business transactions. and who can you trust in digital business, with its endless connections and constantly shifting configurations?

  10. If the system can not be patched, what mitigating controls might be used (for example, web application firewalls WAFs and intrusion prevention systems IPS, or virtual patching)?


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 lock-in book in PDF containing 942 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Project Portfolio management: Regularly review and revise the Vendor lock-in project portfolio (eg several times a year) are done?

  2. WBS Dictionary: Incurrence of actual indirect costs in excess of budgets, by element of expense?

  3. Source Selection Criteria: Are types/quantities of material, facilities appropriate?

  4. Cost Baseline: How long are you willing to wait before you find out were late?

  5. Risk Audit: Is your organization willing to commit significant time to the requirements gathering process?

  6. Stakeholder Management Plan: Are Vendor lock-in project team members involved in detailed estimating and scheduling?

  7. Risk Register: Which key risks have ineffective responses or outstanding improvement actions?

  8. Procurement Management Plan: Were Vendor lock-in project team members involved in detailed estimating and scheduling?

  9. Process Improvement Plan: Purpose of goal: the motive is determined by asking, why do you want to achieve this goal?

  10. Lessons Learned: How timely were Progress Reports provided to the Vendor lock-in project Manager by Team Members?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Vendor lock-in project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Vendor lock-in 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 lock-in 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 lock-in investments work better.

This Vendor lock-in 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.