Managing Outsourced Projects

Powerful practices from past practitioners and current participants

A 2-day, 14 PDU (1.4 CEU) instructor-led program

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As you become more skilled at the elements of project management, you can apply your knowledge to more difficult challenges. This program explores the skills and techniques needed for one of the biggest challenges facing today’s project manager – managing the outsourced project.

This program will review how an outsourced project puts basic project practices to the test and demands sensitive team leadership.

Using the outsourced team experiences of our clients, you will explore the cost-benefit of outsourced work, the finer points of handling team and individual conflicts, delegating with accountability, and assessing progress.

The program includes a special problem-solving workshop where you will grapple with immediate issues emerging from the group’s structured discussions.

Developed by a New Leaf executive who contributed to the original Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) for the Project Management Institute (PMI®), the program is highly interactive, yet follows a well defined process. You will use real projects that you and your peers are working on – effectively advancing your projects while learning. You will leave with tools you can apply to your projects right away.

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Define the prerequisites for an outsourced project
  • Make the business argument for an outsourced project
  • Assess team fit and manage the in-house part of the new team
  • Establish effective communications
  • Delegate with accountability
  • Manage and control the special risks of outsourcing during the project
  • Apply outsourcing management “best practices” to your own projects