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IT Sourcing Body of Knowledge

Everything You Need to Create an IT Sourcing Plan for Your Organization

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IT Sourcing Body of Knowledge Chapters

  1. Introduction to IT Sourcing
    What is IT Sourcing? This chapter contains information on the definition of IT Sourcing, and its context. Download documents on IT Sourcing definition, IT Sourcing overview, IT Sourcing primer, and IT Sourcing introduction.

  2. Benefits and Challenges in IT Sourcing Planning
    Why is IT Sourcing important? Why is IT Sourcing difficult to implement? This chapter helps CIOs understand the benefits from IT Sourcing planning, and the challenges to overcome.

  3. IT Sourcing Process
    This chapter has documents related to step by step process (Implementation)/Cycle/formulation/how to create/how to develop an IT Sourcing plan

  4. IT Sourcing Frameworks and Models
    Detailed information on the key IT Sourcing Frameworks used by organizations around the world.

  5. IT Sourcing Guides
    Complete guides on IT Sourcing – from definition, to step by step guidance, and more.

  6. IT Sourcing Templates
    Why start from scratch when you have access to templates that can be customized for your requirements? The fastest, and easiest way to create a plan for IT Sourcing using true and tried steps and methods.

  7. IT Sourcing Case Studies
    This chapter contains downloads on IT Sourcing in action in the enterprise. Hundreds of case studies, samples, and examples demonstrate real world design, implementation, and use of IT Sourcing in organizations across industry.

  8. IT Sourcing Tools
    This chapter has information on tools that can be used to create anIT Sourcing plan.

  9. IT Sourcing Governance
    Downloads on governance processes, and organizational structures that facilitate effective monitoring and control of the IT Sourcing process.

  10. IT Sourcing Organization
    Information on the team, and organization required to power the IT Sourcing process.

  11. IT Sourcing Best Practices
    The focus of this chapter is on proven ways to create and implement an IT Sourcing plan. It covers best practices, and lessons learned.

  12. IT Sourcing Diagnostic/Assurance
    Guidance on periodic review and assessment of the IT Sourcing initiative. An outcomes based evaluation of IT Sourcing is absolutely essential to ensuring results.

  13. IT Sourcing Maturity Model
    A good measure of progress is the organization's place on a IT Sourcing maturity model. This provides feedback on progress made to date, and an idea of the path ahead to reach even greater heights of efficiency and effectiveness.

  14. IT Sourcing Business Case
    This chapter covers creating a business case for the IT Sourcing initiative or program. How to measure, and communicate business value created using IT Sourcing planning.

  15. IT Sourcing Metrics
    Metrics (and Key Performance Indicators) are an essential tool to assess progress. They both set the goal and help measure performance against it.

  16. IT Sourcing Trends
    Where is the business world headed? How does that impact requirements on technology? How is technology shaping your industry? CIOs need to stay abreast of the latest trends affecting their organization. This chapter tracks the latest trends in business and IT.

  17. IT Sourcing Benchmarking
    Information on assessing performance against peers across industry. This chapter helps guide the IT Organization using comparison with peers.

  18. IT Sourcing Implementation
    The difference between an EAplan and a great EAplan is implementation. This is where the promise is turned into profits. This chapter provides information on implementation consideration in IT Sourcing, migration strategy and plans, and building implementation roadmaps to visualizethe journey ahead.

  19. Cross Function Topics
    IT Sourcing is not an island. It affects, and is affected by functions, and disciplines around it – IT Strategy, e-strategy, IT Governance, Enterprise Architecture to name a few. This chapter explores these connections, and their impdtcations.

  20. Miscellaneous
    There is a lot more information that cuts across these topics. This chapter houses all that does not neatly fits in one of the buckets above.

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