Are vendors playing an increasingly important role in your organization's service delivery? Are you being told by your vendor how well they are doing? Shouldn’t it be the other way around? Whether you are trying to get a handle on managing existing vendors, or trying to proactively define how you will manage future vendors, this talk will shine a spotlight on what a successful Vendor Management Office (VMO) brings to your organization.
Alicia Lee, Vice President and Principal Consultant at Forrester Research will facilitate an interactive discussion exploring Sourcing and Vendor Management’s place within the ITSM lifecycle.
This in-person session combines a presentation with interactive discussions on understanding this fundamental shift in how IT Professionals can best meet this increasingly prevalent challenge. The presentation is an interactive hour around:
How the sourcing strategy is an integral part of the overall IT strategy
How an effective Vendor Management governance model can create the relationships you want with your vendors, to drive value to the organization
How to articulate the importance of this effort to Senior Management
Date: February 26, 2015
Time: 3:30 to 5:00PM (EST)
Venue: Forrester Research (Woodstock Conference Room (Stage 3)
60 Acorn Park Drive
Cambridge, MA, 02140
Forrester Research is conveniently located a short walk from the Alewife T station for MBTA commuters.
FREE PARKING is available at the lot nearest to Forrester Research, please follow the directions below and be sure you get your parking validated before 5:30PM so you are not charged.
Step 1. Pull a ticket from the outside lane kiosk (furthest right) as you enter the garage. The gate will lift allowing entrance.
Step 2. Take an immediate right and park in one of the designated Guest Parking spaces on the first floor or proceed to any non-designated space within the garage.
Step 3. Bring your ticket to reception to be validated to exit the garage. Validation is available Monday-Friday, 8 AM - 5:30 PM excluding holidays.
Step 4. When exiting the garage, pull up to the outside lane kiosk (furthest right) and insert the validated ticket into the kiosk. The gate will lift allowing exit.
Free for itSMF USA members / $10 for non-members / First time? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a special half-price admission!
Special prizes for attendees:
· One or more books to lucky participants
· $25 gift card to the attendee who brings the most registered guests to the event (must be present to win; all guests must be present to win; event sponsor and itSMF USA New England LIG leadership are not eligible to win)
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