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Instructor at PSU 'Project Management and Outsourcing'

Date: Friday, May 18, 2012 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Duration: 8 Hours
Course Description
Almost every project has some form of outsourcing. Project managers need to understand the outsourcing process from all angles to ensure each party gets value from the partnership. Creating the correct business agreement is crucial to attaining the best results for your project. This class is a combination of interactive lecture and in-class labs where you explore contracts, and conflict resolution and negotiation in relation to outsourcing issues.
What You Cover

Reasons for outsourcing
Types of outsourcing agreements
Choosing vendors and common issues
Contract sections, terms, and their meanings
Understanding contracts from the customer and supplier standpoint
The contract versus the statement of work
How to manage the outsourced section of the project
Offshore development

While there is no prerequisite for this course, it is intended for professionals with some project management experience or education.

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