A recently published study says that the IT outsourcing landscape is changing in surprising ways.
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As the divergence between different types of project managers continues, there will be additional trends developing that seek to take advantage of the changing project landscape. It’s one of those emerging trends we look at here—the idea that project management, or at least some project management, can become an outsourced function.
An emphasis on well-controlled clinical trial programs and increased regulatory pressure for more meaningful, clinical data means that medical device companies must develop strategies to expand their capabilities for carrying out clinical trials.
The healthcare industry has been relatively late to adopt outsourcing. However, there has been an ample push from prominent healthcare stakeholders to delegate the non-core processes to third-party service providers and focus on core competencies. The reason to outsource is not a luxury anymore, but more of a compelling need.
Making outsourcing decisions work is one of the major challenges facing outsourcing managers. In order to monitor the progress and success of an outsourcing relationship, managers need a higher level of visibility of the work performed by the outsourced teams. This paper discusses the six dimensions needed to measure, monitor, and report, which can greatly improve the visibility and success of outsourcing projects.
Project management becomes so much more complicated when contracts get involved. If nothing else, it seems to cause so many more project managers (or people who call themselves project managers) to pop out of the woodwork. This should be a good thing, but it can also be an unhelpful complication.
All too often, outsourcing is equated to offshore outsourcing. But it spans a much broader spectrum and includes any work or service performed by third parties for a company. So let’s look at outsourcing from both sides of the aisle, and explore the trade-offs. In doing so, a framework will be developed that you might find useful in evaluating the extent to which outsourcing is appropriate for your IT organization.
Outsourcing vendors make lots of promises around the cost savings and productivity improvements they can deliver. Are the benefits really that good?
This article will describe the different components of a governance model for out-tasked development activities. The goal is to describe a framework that can be relatively easily adapted and deployed if needed. In this case, the framework was implemented for IT-related deliveries, but it can potentially be transferred to other business areas.