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CMGT/413

Application Acquisition and Sourcing

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Take this course on its own, or as part of a degree or certificate program.

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Course level: Upper Division

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.

Please Note: Attendance and participation are mandatory in all University courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

  • Explain the role of IT in helping the organization gain a competitive advantage.
  • Analyze the changing face of business and its importance to the acquisition and maintenance of IT assets.
  • Conduct an IT value-chain analysis.

  • Compare sourcing options for application development.
  • Evaluate the advantages and drawbacks of outsourcing versus insourcing.
  • Analyze the issues associated with the build versus buy decision.

  • Identify sourcing issues in networking infrastructures.
  • Assess the buy versus lease decision for different categories of hardware.
  • Explain the advantages and drawbacks of a managed infrastructure.

  • Analyze the issues and considerations associated with project procurement management.
  • Create the primary components of the Request for Proposal and Statement of Work.
  • Create a well-structured contract.

  • Explain the importance of testing, evaluation, and benchmarking in any IT sourcing decision.
  • Identify quality issues associated with IT sourcing.
  • Identify opportunities to maintain current knowledge of application acquisition and sourcing methodologies and trends.

Why UOPX

Why take courses at University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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