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Make Your Sourcing Team Essential and Ready for Bimodal Innovation Through Seven Key Business Questions

Published: 09 April 2015

ID: G00272644

Analyst(s): Claudio Da Rold


IT and sourcing teams can be left out of rapid digital business innovation, increasing the risk of lost opportunities, lost intellectual property and vendor lock-in. Seven key questions can help sourcing executives promote their value and start training their team to work at digital speed.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Recognize Why IT and the Sourcing Team Can Be Left Out of Digital Business
  • Identify Your Value Added to Digital Business Transformations
  • Bring Between Seven and Ten Key Sourcing Questions to Digital Business Leaders
    • 1. Do We Know Whether This Has Been Done Before?
    • 2. How Are We Protecting Outcomes and Intellectual Property Ownership?
    • 3. What Skills, Competencies, Capabilities, Standards and Data Do We Need?
    • 4. How Are We Integrating and Testing Each Providers' Contribution to Our Proof of Concept?
    • 5. Have We Secured Fair-Market Commercial Terms and Conditions for Both POC Failure and Success?
    • 6. How Are We Managing Vendor Viability Risk, Lock-In and Business Continuity?
    • 7. Are Our Vendor Management, DevOps and Service Integration and Management Sufficiently Mature?
  • Prepare Your Sourcing Team to Answer Questions Fast

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