Management Concepts

IT Project Acquisition and Vendor Management

Available dates

Apr 6—7, 2020
2 days
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
USD 1399
USD 699 per day
Jun 8—9, 2020
2 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 1399
USD 699 per day
Aug 27—28, 2020
2 days
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
USD 1399
USD 699 per day
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About the course

The planning, management, and control of procurement and acquisitions is a crucial component of IT projects, especially when adding to your staff. You will learn the concepts of acquisition, contract basics, and management skills to successfully deal with acquired technical resources. Through IT-based case studies and role-playing, you will learn about and apply procurement and acquisition activities, develop acquisition strategies, and prepare a vendor management plan.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop a procurement/acquisition strategy and plan for the use of external resources, materials, and supplies
  • Design a modular development acquisition strategy
  • Prepare a vendor management plan for an IT project

Course Topics

Project Acquisition Management

  • Start-Up Exercise
  • Your Thoughts?
  • Acquisition Management Planning
  • Knowledge Check
  • Need for Acquisition
  • Marketplace Assessment
  • Technology Assessment of Feasible Solutions
  • Knowledge Check
  • Acquisition Contracts and Vendors
  • Your Thoughts?
  • Choosing the Right Contract
  • Knowledge Check
  • Contracting for Modular Development
  • Your Thoughts?
  • Finding the Right Vendor
  • Managing Acquired Services and Resources
  • Achievement Exercise
  • Application Checkpoint

Contracting for Modular Development

  • Start-Up Exercise
  • Modular Development
  • Critical Success Factors (CSFs) for Adopting Modular Approaches
  • Key Principles of Modular Development in USG
  • Need for Modular Development in USG
  • Changes to Realize Modular Development Benefits
  • Challenges Facing USG Agencies Adopting Modular Development
  • Current Acquisition Support for Modular Development
  • USG IT Acquisition Changes
  • Tools and Strategies
  • Risks and Issues in Adopting Modular Development
  • U.S. Digital Services Playbook
  • USG TechFAR
  • For USG Project Managers and Acquisition Specialists
  • Achievement Exercise
  • Application Checkpoint

Vendor Relationship Management

  • Knowledge Check
  • Start-Up Exercise
  • Your Thoughts?
  • Workable IT Project Vendor Management
  • Vendor Communication
  • Exercise: Role-Play: Information Session
  • Your Thoughts?
  • Vendor Collaboration
  • Monitoring Contractor Work
  • Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Applying Project Discipline
  • Knowledge Check
  • Implementing Vendor Work Remediation
  • Achievement Exercise
  • Application Checkpoint

Who should attend

This course is intended for entry and intermediate level IT Program and Project managers.

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