IT Procurement: Challenges and Strategies
IT procurement can be highly complex, covers a broad range of IT acquisitions and is often associated with a relatively high failure rate.
Whether you are procuring off-the-shelf software or a customized IT system/software, this eseminar will provide you with an understanding of the challenges and selected strategies to improve your IT procurement.
If you want to address ways to improve IT procurement in your organization whether in the public or private sector, this eSeminar will have something to offer you.
Date: March 6, 2019
Time: 10:00am to 11:30am PST
Instructor: Debby Shappero Propp
Format: Online seminar with two-way voice and text communication between you/your team and your instructor
Investment: $119 per person OR $597 for unlimited participants
Understand the challenges and key pitfalls in IT procurement
Review why so many IT projects fail
Explore selected strategies for IT procurement success, such as:
Effective Planning – Review the use of a needs analysis and other key planning tools to ensure that you are prepared for going to market with your IT needs
Methodology – Recognize the different methodologies on the RFx Continuum, look at innovative methodologies such as Competitive Dialogue and zero in on a methodology that fits your IT procurement needs and institutional practices
Statement of Work – Examine the use and development of an SOW
IT Procurement Techniques – Explore and make effective use of practices that can be used in IT procurement such as technical briefings, use of a data room, proof of concept validation and demonstrations and others
Containing Costs – Review the importance of containing costs and obtain an understanding of the cost containment strategy of bench-marking
Transitions and exits – Gain a better understanding of the importance transitioning to a new vendor even before the original contract is signed
March 6, 2019
10:00 – 11:30 AM PST