Vendor Management Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the 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 994 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 Management improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 994 standard requirements:

  1. What processes are in place to triage security-related events and ensure timely and thorough incident management, as per established IT service management policies and procedures?

  2. Do you know how important to your business each of your software vendors is, in terms of annual expenditure, planned investment and business criticality of the products used?

  3. Are all visiting personnel (vendors, consultants, Contractors, service personnel, visitors, etc,) identified by some visible means as a badge when visiting the data center?

  4. How do you protect your organizations reputation, business and customers in an environment of easily purchased and deployed cloud-based, everything-as-a-service solutions?

  5. Does the vendor support event management capabilities monitoring supply chain events within the enterprise and events related to interaction with suppliers and customers?

  6. Is there a written up-to-date policy or policies with a broad enough scope to address the problems likely to be encountered during the conduct of work in the facility?

  7. What are the vendors standards, policies, and procedures relating to internal controls, record maintenance, background checks and physical security of its operations?

  8. Have written agreements with other departments, service bureaus, and vendors been obtained for backup computer service at the LONG-term contingency backup site?

  9. When you have evaluated vendors of operational risk software, or if you were evaluating them, how important would factors be in shaping your purchase decision?

  10. Does the Contractors management of subContractors and vendors allow visibility of objective progress to be reported in the earned value management system?


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

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

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

  2. Assumption and Constraint Log: Does the document/deliverable meet general requirements (for example, statement of work) for all deliverables?

  3. Quality Management Plan: Contradictory information between document sections?

  4. Team Member Status Report: Are your organizations Vendor Management projects more successful over time?

  5. Initiating Process Group: Who supports, improves, and oversees standardized processes related to the Vendor Management projects program?

  6. Probability and Impact Assessment: Would avoiding any of corresponding impact the Vendor Management projects chance of success?

  7. Lessons Learned: Was the necessary hardware, software, accommodation etc available?

  8. Planning Process Group: If a task is partitionable, is this a sufficient condition to reduce the Vendor Management project duration?

  9. Quality Metrics: What if the biggest risk to your business were the already stated people who do not complain?

  10. Executing Process Group: Are the necessary foundations in place to ensure the sustainability of the results of the programme?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

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


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose 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 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 Vendor Management investments work better.

This 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.