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Choosing the Right Organizational Structure for Vendor Management Is Crucial to Operational Success

Published: 02 February 2015

ID: G00269989

Analyst(s): Linda Cohen, Kris Doering, Cassio Dreyfuss


IT vendor organization structures are the foundation for defining responsibilities and synergistic relationships between IT, procurement, sourcing, vendor management and business unit leadership. IT VM leaders must select the best structure for their organization's governance style.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Document the Roles Within Your Organization That Have IT VM Responsibilities
  • Evaluate the Various VM Organizational Structures to Understand Their Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Recognize the Influence of Your Enterprise's Governance Style in Developing the Most Effective VM Organizational Structure for Your Organization

Case Studies

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