Based in Denver, CO, Agile Ideation collects the thoughts and experiences of Ed Schaefer. His posts explore agile and devops related topics as he works to maximize team effectiveness and minimize waste through continuous learning, coaching and empowering teams.

Vendor Partnering

Assignment:

Oftentimes, IT is asked to partner with vendors for a variety of reasons (system support, new technology, procurement, integration, etc.). As a reply to this post, discuss some of the challenges and benefits to vendor partnering, include your own observation and experiences (also refer to The Adventures of an IT Leader). What worked well? What didn’t? What would you recommend for future partnerships?

 

IT Accountability

Control Points and Decision Making