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.
Course Overview Hi everyone, and welcome to this course, IT Outsourcing and Vendor Contracting. My name is Tommy van Schaik, and I currently work for the Dutch government dealing with outsourcing projects and contract management. Selecting a vendor and taking a good look at the contract are vital parts of running a good outsourcing project. In this part of the process, a lot of risks associated with outsourcing can be mitigated and even eliminated. In this course, we will first take a deep dive into finding the right vendors and selecting the best vendor for your IT outsourcing project. Then we will zoom in on the outsourcing contract, looking at the areas that you as a project manager need to be aware of when the contract is set up. After this course, you will have the fundamental knowhow to manage vendor selection in your outsourcing projects, and you will be aware of the clauses that are important to you as a project manager in an IT outsourcing contract. This course is also part of the IT Outsourcing learning path, where we will take you through the entire process of preparing, starting, running, and closing an outsourcing initiative. Alright, so let's go ahead and get started on this course, IT Outsourcing - Vendor Selection and Contracting, here at Pluralsight.