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Procurement Must Identify and Support Adaptive Sourcing Initiatives to Enable Innovation and Differentiation

Published: 05 February 2015

ID: G00271780

Analyst(s): Guriq Sedha, Stewart Buchanan


Business innovation and differentiation projects require changes in traditional procurement processes to accelerate IT procurement. IT procurement leaders must use adaptive sourcing and engage with stakeholders to identify and support business initiatives.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Identify Innovation-Layer Business Projects Involving IT to Engage Early With Stakeholders and Deliver Rapid, Agile and Expedient IT Procurement Expertise
  • Work With Business Leaders and Process Owners to Identify Differentiation-Layer Initiatives Where IT Procurement Must Negotiate Contract Parameters to Manage Changes in Scope, Service and Pricing
  • Develop Procurement Initiatives That Enable IT to Most Effectively Run as a Business and Achieve Business Outcomes

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