Vendor selection and vendor contracting are outsourcing-specific activities that have a significant impact on the success rate of outsourcing projects. This course, IT Outsourcing - Vendor Selection and Contracting, covers important topics in these fields, which are unfamiliar terrain for most IT-project and team managers. First, you will discover the tools and techniques needed for setting up a long list of potential vendors for your project. Next, you will zoom in on the process of narrowing down your long list until you reach the most fit-for-purpose vendor. Finally, you will explore the various parts of an IT contract that are of interest to you as a project manager, and how you can use these clauses to steer the project to a successful outcome. After completing this course, you will have enough knowledge of the concepts involved in vendor selection and vendor contracts that you can execute these activities in your own projects.
Tommy van Schaik spent most of his academic and professional career as a linking pin between business and IT. His focus areas are: project management, IT governance, business processes, IT architecture, requirement engineering, and business rules.