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IT Outsourcing - Vendor Selection and Contracting

by Tommy van Schaik

IT outsourcing is commonplace in modern IT. This course will teach you how to select the best vendor for your outsourcing project and how to set up a strong IT outsourcing contract.

What you'll learn

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.

About the author

Born and raised in the Netherlands, Tommy van Schaik found out early that his natural habitat was between business and IT. After getting his bachelor's and master's in Business & IT, he decided to join the Dutch Air Force as a Communications Systems Officer. During his last tour in the United States, he found his love for agile transitions and dealing with development teams. He quickly transitioned to the Civilian world to do what he loves best: helping organizations transition to future-proof s... more

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