Gartner Research

Best Practices to Drive the Early Engagement of IT Procurement

Published: 18 March 2011

ID: G00211167

Analyst(s): Guriq Sedha


In many organizations, business stakeholders fail to properly engage IT procurement personnel to optimize value. When chief procurement officers, CEOs, CIOs and CFOs apply the best practices described in this research, they can make procurement more effective to help transform their organization.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • 1. View the IT Procurement Organization as Strategic to the Business
  • 2. Work Collaboratively with BU Leaders to Change the View of Procurement as a Bottleneck
  • 3. Educate the Business About the Benefits of Engaging IT Procurement Early
  • 4. Ensure the Business Understands the Risks of Engaging Procurement Late
  • 5. Integrate Procurement and Planning Processes
  • 6. Balance Speed and Risk in the Procurement Process
  • 7. Use Organizational Structure to Optimize Procurement
  • 8. Ensure a Transparent Procurement Decision-Making Process

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