Topic: it vendor management best practices

Factors Driving Outsourcing Project Efficiency

This whitepaper makes the case for quality – the authors argue that cost per hour does not reflect the true "efficiency" of an outsourced project; quality processes do.

Vendor Management Best Practices

This white paper discusses vendor management best practices for successful IT and business process outsourcing.

Best Practices in High-Performance Outsourcing

This paper discusses the key learning/best practices, that lead to high performance outsourcing, gleaned from the masters i.e. executives who have been there, done that and can claim success in the world of outsourcing services! 

Best Practices for Smarter Sourcing

Can Information Technology, which is critical to an organization’s success, deliver without a sourcing capability? The authors argue that not only is a sourcing strategy critical to IT value but also that a successful strategy requires a focus away from

Best Practices for Communication between Client and Vendor in IT Outsourcing Projects

The authors argue that implementing an information communication platform that promotes secure knowledge exchange between client and service provider is critical to engendering trust which is the foundation for outsourcing success. This paper presents a best practice framework for client-service provider communications.

Which Buyers’ Skills Shape Supplier Performance?

This paper studies how buyers’ technical expertise and supplier governance skills shape their satisfaction with suppliers’ performance i.e. price, quality, and cooperativeness of products or services bought.

Outsourcing Vendor Management

 Outsourcing Vendor Management defines outsourcing, discusses the latest trends in the outsourcing industry and then defines vendor management and presents a vendor governance model.

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Sample IT Strategy Plan

A good IT Strategy Plan that you can use as a template to create your own.

IT Strategy Presentation

This in-depth – 78 pages – presentation goes into just about everything you would have wanted to know about IT Strategy aka business IT alignment (ICT Strategy, IS strategy, IS strategic alignment, IT Alignment, strategic information systems planning (SISP)…)

IT Strategy Example

This is an in-depth information technology strategic planning example that details the process and framework that CIOs can adapt to give direction to their own IT Organizations. Excellent Read!! (200 pages)

IT Strategy Template

Use this template to create an IT strategic plan for your organization – aligning business with IT strategy. IT Strategy Template can be downloaded for free by CIO Index members.

7 Steps to Business and IT Alignment

No business will ever reach the goal of “business and IT alignment”. Should this discourage you from pursuing business and IT alignment? NO! It is a worthy goal to pursue. Indeed, it is a critical one to pursue. You might never reach alignment but you can take steps to get ever closer. This requires a process. Often, we ignore the fact that business and IT alignment is a process. This process does not have a starting point nor does it have an end. It is a series of “learn and do” cycles that incrementally get towards alignment. Let me explain.

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