This course examines a number of alternatives to be considered when delivery of an information technology application is needed. The evaluation of alternatives such as build versus buy and insourcing or outsourcing are covered along with the considerations for testing and evaluation of information technology decisions. The primary components of a Request for Proposal (RFP) and a Statement of Work (SOW) are examined in this course.
Identify opportunities to maintain current knowledge of application acquisition and sourcing methodologies and trends.
Identify quality issues associated with IT sourcing.
Explain the importance of testing, evaluation, and benchmarking in any IT sourcing decision.
Create a well-structured contract.
Create the primary components of the Request for Proposal and Statement of Work.
Analyze the issues and considerations associated with project procurement management.
Hardware and Network Sourcing
Explain the advantages and drawbacks of a managed infrastructure.
Assess the buy versus lease decision for different categories of hardware.
Identify sourcing issues in networking infrastructures.
Application Development and Sourcing
Analyze the issues associated with the Build versus Buy decision.
Evaluate the advantages and drawbacks of outsourcing versus insourcing.
Compare sourcing options for application development.
The IT Business Dynamic
Conduct an IT value-chain analysis.
Analyze the changing face of business and its importance to the acquisition and maintenance of IT assets.
Explain the role of IT in helping the organization gain a competitive advantage.
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