Vendor Mgmt Advanced Training Course

The Vendor Management advanced course of instruction is based on the information and practices contained in the IAITAM Best Practice Library (IBPL) Vendor Management volume 9 which defines attributes of maturity in how well an organization communicates with, leverages and negotiates with their vendors. 

Vendor Management concerns the policies and processes for interacting with the vendors that provide the organization its IT assets, all the while ensuring maximum return on asset investment and meeting the organizational objectives.

This Advance Course will cover specifics such as: Vendor consolidation, Due Diligence, Vendor Compliance and much more.  With directed focus, we will show that the overall objective of a successful Vendor Management Program is to implement a fair and consistent enterprise-wide strategy to develop and manage vendor relationships that enable adherence to the organizational strategy.


  • Review of ITAM Program Concepts
  • Introduction to the ITAM Professional Code of Ethics
  • Overview of Scope, Roles, and Definitions for this Key Process Area (KPA)
  • Review of KPA Workflow
  • Access to Best Practice Templates & Worksheets
  • Development of Projects to Establish/Improve KPA
  • Review of Available Technology to Support KPA
  • Business Area Assessment Specific to Students Business
  • Development of  Buy-in Pitch based upon the Business Assessment

Discussion and sample projects including: Issue Report, Vendor Score Card, Vendor Performance Measure, Vendor Profile and Qualifications, Vendor Project Charter, Vendor Ranking, Vendor Projects, Vendor Crisis Management, Vendor Rules of Engagement, Consolidation Process, Gifts and Gratuities Guidelines, Strategic Vendor Criteria, Vendor Update Process. Technology that will enhance the Vendor Management Process Area, and Executive Buy-in. 

This Virtual IBPL Advanced Training course consists of the following:

  • IAITAM Best Practice Library for this Key Process Area
  • CD containing Policy Management Templates, Workflows, Diagrams and Whitepapers 
  • Series of video lectures
  • Access to full time instructors as needed
  • Review of ITAM concepts 
  • Self-evaluation exercise that incorporates best practices to uncover immediate business value for you and your organization


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