Acquisition Mgmt Advanced Training Course

The Acquisition advanced course of instruction is based on the information and practices contained in the IAITAM Best Practice Library (IBPL) Acquisition volume 10 which professes the Acquisition Manager to be the “Gatekeeper” for the application of all IT Asset Management strategies.  Simply put, all IT assets should be ordered through the processes controlled by the Acquisitions Department.

A well defined Acquisition Process follows an established policy for purchasing IT assets in a disciplined and predictive manner that is in line with an organization’s business objectives, in the most cost-effective and productive manner possible.

In this Advanced Course we will examine the fact that a mature IT asset acquisition process empowers the IT Asset Manager to function in an effective manner, while obtaining the best value in every IT asset purchase.  We will also show specific criteria concerning requirement and selection guidelines, formal product reviews, approval process, negotiations and contract development processes.

Agenda: 

  • 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: Contract Review, Negotiation Practices, Acquisition Forms, Request for Proposal (RFP), Request for Information (RFI), Acquisition Process, Request Process, Approval Process, Redeployment Process, Asset Selection Process, Identify Suppliers, Justification Process,  Key Vendors, Lease Process. Technology that will enhance the Acquisition 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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