Jump Start Your Vendor Management Initiative

The current technology trends are to move more applications to the cloud or software as a service (SaaS) and managed services. This trend is challenging for IT leaders to...
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Jump Start Your Vendor Management Initiative – Executive Brief

Read this Executive Brief to understand why a vendor management initiative should be part of your IT strategy.

Jump Start Your Vendor Management Initiative – Phase 1: Define Your Vendor Management Initiative

This phase of the blueprint, Jump Start Your Vendor Management Initiative, will help you define the scope of your vendor management initiative.

Vendor Management Initiative Scoping Template

Use this simple template for your team to identify what is in scope and what is out of scope for your vendor management initiative.

Vendor Management Initiative Headwinds/Tailwinds Analysis Template

Use the VM Headwinds/Tailwinds Analysis Template to obtain clarity on how your organization will help (tailwinds) the vendor management initiative to be successful and...

Vendor Management RACI Diagram

A critical step in building your vendor management program is completing a RACI chart (Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, and Informed).

Jump Start Your Vendor Management Initiative – Phase 2: Evaluate Your Current Vendor Management Initiatives

This phase of the blueprint, Jump Start Your Vendor Management Initiative, will help you evaluate your current state of vendor management initiative including your VMI...

Vendor Management Initiative Maturity Assessment

Working as a team with the relevant stakeholders, gain consensus and document the attributes that make a vendor valuable to your organization. Be sure to consider...

Attributes of a Valuable Vendor Template

Use this template to identify the attributes of a vendor that are important to your organization.

Vendor Classification Tool

Use this tool to classify your top ten vendors as Commodity, Operational, Strategic, or Tactical (COST) in a 2x2 quadrant.
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