Agile Outsourcing: 9 Skills for Managing Projects

You have a very capable software project manager running around with Microsoft Project producing fancy Gantt and CPM/PERT charts and tracking every milestone and deliverable diligently, tracking how team...
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Free Book on Strategic Sourcing

No, I haven't read it yet, but if you want to get a free copy of a book titled, Driving Business Performance with Strategic Sourcing, fill out the brief form you'll find here. It's written and published...
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Pay Your Service Provider Out of the Savings It Promises

It's generally a good idea to limit the number of companies you outsource to, just to keep things simple and easy to manage. However, if a new outsourcing vendor approaches you with a spectacular, fabulous...
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Brazil as an Outsourcing Destination

It’s a fair bet that Brazil will beat off all challengers this summer to retain the Football World Cup in Germany. Brazil is well known for its stamina, skill and flair on the football pitch, usually...
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Best Practices for Effective Outsourcing Contracts

Due to the strategic nature of the outsourcing initiative, it’s critical that you select the right outsourcing vendor and set up the partnership in such a way that both parties benefit from the relationship....
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Looking beyond Cost Savings in Outsourcing

An Aberdeen Group study in July 2006 found that in a survey of companies outsourcing their software application development and maintenance to vendors in the United States and other countries such as India,...
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The Top 15 IT Outsourcing Vendors

META Group released the results of its “METAspectrum Evaluation,” which ranks top IT outsourcing vendors into three categories: Leader, Challenger, and Follower. Currently, META identifies...
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Analyst David Scott Lewis Shares His China Perspective

You can never know what’s going to come out of David Scott Lewis’ mouth next — but you should know whatever he says will be insightful and you’d better pay attention. An ex-METAGroup...
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Best Offshore Providers

I notice that Managing Offshore, the newish high-priced newsletter from CMP, is pulling together an “Offshore 100,” an award program to recognize service providers doing interesting offshore projects....
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