DAY 1: Leveraging Emerging Tools to Advance Your Program
Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” - Judy Garland
To best advance your program, you need to continuously center your perspective on the needs of your stakeholders. Program stakeholders are all different and have different needs. Some programs are focused purely on cost cutting, while others are used to source and convert full time employees. A successful program does not look the same in every organization; you must align your program goals with your enterprise needs.
We will address the following questions:
•What makes your program’s goals different from those around you?
•How does this affect your approach as a leader and how you design your way forward?
•How could your program better support your stakeholders and enterprise goals?
It’s no surprise that IT organizations are continuously tasked with increased Projects and greater emphasis on lowering costs. This challenge is coupled with an increased demand for top IT talent in a record low IT unemployment environment. Leading IT and Procurement organizations are having to move beyond simply negotiating lower rates with suppliers, to recognize savings. The solution is a shift to a more strategic engagement model, to deliver projects on time and within budget. This session leapfrogs beyond the transactional negations with suppliers and focus on building an internal IT Labor Center of Excellence (COE) that generates significant cost savings & increased performance.
• How to effectively deploy outcome-based strategies that focus on Total Project Cost, and not individual IT labor silos
• How to improve ramp-up time to productivity, and knowledge transfer, that ultimately drives down costs on IT Projects
• How to strategically hire the right resources, and manage quantity of resources, while decreasing burden on IT Leaders
• Staff Aug, SOW, Project Teams, Third Party Outsourcing, Offshore…?
• How to determine the right mix of IT labor engagements, and level of skills, to cost effectively deliver Projects on time
•Technologies to measure supplier performance in real time
•Crafting mutually beneficial supplier scorecards so they know exactly how they’re performing against your SOW
•Obtaining the right mix of data to benchmark
•At what point do you determine your suppliers need to be audited—is there a regular schedule or review process?
•Working with underperforming suppliers to bring them back up to expectations
DAY 2: Future Planning: Charting a Course Forward
Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
It’s no secret that the managed services provider (MSP) model, long considered the “go-to” for contingent workforce management is being re-evaluated. This informal chat with key teams who have made the decision “To Go It Alone” will help you learn the nuances of an Internal MSP Model.