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Leverage Authority to Determine the Proper Reporting and Organizational Structure for Technology Vendor Management

Published: 08 May 2018

ID: G00349462

Analyst(s): Edward Weinstein

Summary

Determining the reporting and organizational structure of a technology vendor management discipline is critical to a successful effort. Sourcing and vendor management leaders can use this research to identify and delegate authority in order to effectively assign structure to their disciplines.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Formally Document and Socialize the Mission and Scope of Technology Vendor Management for the Enterprise and Identify Who Has the Organizational and Operational Authority Necessary to Execute on It
  • Align the Reporting Structure for Technology Vendor Management Directly to Where the Greatest Level of Governance and Organizational Authority Resides
  • Design the Organizational Structure That Best Aligns Both Organizational and Operational Authority to Your Vendor Management Discipline's Objectives, Resources and Capabilities

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