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Evolve Technology Procurement Engagement Skills to Remain Relevant to the Business

Published: 16 October 2017

ID: G00340328

Analyst(s): Luke Ellery , Eugene Quillen

Summary

To remain relevant to their business units, sourcing and vendor management leaders focusing on technology procurement need to develop collaborative business engagements by defining high-level objectives, developing business-focused skills and promoting stakeholder participation.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Promote Your Team as a Strategic Business Capability by Defining Technology Procurement Values
    • Exploratory Agile Technology Procurement Values
  • Develop Your Team With Skills in Exploratory Approaches Including Agile and Lean
    • Develop the Capability for Agility and Speed
    • Develop Business-Outcome-Focused Skills
  • Ensure Stakeholders Are Invested in Business-Aligned Sourcing Strategies by Adopting a Transparent, Collaborative Approach

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