Building and Maturing a Vendor Management Capability Primer for 2018

Archived Published: 18 January 2018 ID: G00344303

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Technology vendor management is a necessity, enabling IT and the business to extract value from technology vendors and service providers. Sourcing and vendor management leaders need a framework for implementing a consistent model that improves and advances technology vendor management.

Table of Contents

  • Scope
  • Analysis
    • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
      • How can we create vendor management programs that support business growth while managing vendor risks?
      • How can we build and implement a roadmap for maturing our vendor management program?
      • How can we make our vendor management programs more agile?
      • How can we develop a cooperative and collaborative vendor ecosystem?
  • Related Priorities
    • Suggested First Steps
    • Essential Reading
    • Tools and Toolkits
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