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IT Outsourcing - Running an Outsourcing Initiative

by Tommy van Schaik

In this course, you will learn to identify the common issues that arise in an IT outsourcing project, and you will be presented with tips and tricks necessary to mitigate these threats to your IT outsourcing project.

What you'll learn

Running an outsourcing project presents the project manager with some unique challenges in the areas of culture and team dynamics. In this course, IT Outsourcing - Running an Outsourcing Initiative, you'll learn the pitfalls of managing an outsourcing initiative, and will be presented with tips and tricks you can apply to avoid them. First, you’ll explore ways to create a shared sense of responsibility and how to overcome cultural challenges when working with a foreign team. Next, you’ll examine some of the problems inherent in an outsourced project. Finally, you’ll learn how to tackle the challenge of working with a distributed team, including dealing with time differences, productivity expectations, and communication issues. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to identify common issues that arise when running an outsourcing initiative, and you’ll understand how to mitigate these threats to your outsourcing project.

About the author

Born and raised in the Netherlands, Tommy van Schaik found out early that his natural habitat was between business and IT. After getting his bachelor's and master's in Business & IT, he decided to join the Dutch Air Force as a Communications Systems Officer. During his last tour in the United States, he found his love for agile transitions and dealing with development teams. He quickly transitioned to the Civilian world to do what he loves best: helping organizations transition to future-proof s... more

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