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Aug 1, 2018

Running an outsourcing project presents the project manager with some unique risks throughout the entire process of preparing, starting, running, and closing the project. In this course, IT Outsourcing – Dealing with Outsourcing Risks, you will learn the risks associated with running an outsourcing project, how to identify these risks and how to mitigate them. First, you will discover how to identify and mitigate risks associated with the staff of an outsourcing project. Next, you will explore how to manage vendor and contract-related risks of an outsourcing project. Finally, you will learn how to deal with communication-related risks in an outsourcing project. After this course, you will be able to identify and deal with risks that are specific to an IT outsourcing project, greatly increasing the success rates of managing outsourced initiatives.

About the author
About the author

Tommy van Schaik spent most of his academic and professional career as a linking pin between business and IT. His focus areas are: project management, IT governance, business processes, IT architecture, requirement engineering, and business rules.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everybody, and welcome to this course, IT Outsourcing - Dealing With Outsourcing Risks. My name is Tommy van Schaik and I currently work for multiple organizations dealing with culture and outsourcing related projects. Running an outsourcing project provides some unique challenges and risks from a project management perspective. In this course we will look at the staff-related risk in an IT outsourcing project, learn to identify contract and vendor-related risks, and provide you with ways to mitigate communication-related risks in an IT outsourcing project. After this course you will be able to identify common risks to the success of outsourced projects so you can mitigate these risks before they have a chance to materialize. This course is also part of the IT outsourcing learning path where we will take you through the entire process of preparing, storing, running, and closing an outsourcing initiative. Alright, so let's go ahead and get started on this course, IT Outsourcing - Dealing With Outsourcing Risks, here at Pluralsight.