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This is a bundled training package. It contains training for each of the bundled items below:

Course Price
Managing Software Project Outsourcing: Preparing to Manage an Outsourced Project $74.95
Managing Software Project Outsourcing: Developing a Vendor Contract $74.95
Managing Software Project Outsourcing: Working with the Outsourced Team $74.95
Managing Software Project Outsourcing: Dealing with Risks $74.95
IT Strategy Essentials: Creating an IT Strategy Plan $74.95

Bundle Price: $199.00
Total Savings: $175.75


Managing Software Project Outsourcing: Preparing to Manage an Outsourced Project

Outsourcing is a powerful business strategy that can bring many benefits. These include lower costs, an ability to focus on core business competencies, improved quality, and superior skills and capabilities. IT outsourcing has gained in popularity over the years, and it seems likely to continue doing so. This course focuses on a particular type of IT outsourcing – namely, software project outsourcing. It describes the areas in software development that are typically outsourced, and explains some of the models for outsourcing, including cloud computing. With the aim of helping to prepare the learner for managing an outsourced project, the course outlines the managerial implications of working on this type of project – for example, the need to shift from managing activities to managing outcomes and building cooperation and collaboration across the miles. It also describes how to define your needs and requirements through a statement of work and how to plan effective governance so that your project's objectives are met successfully.
  • recognize examples of software development areas that may be outsourced
  • match the models of outsourcing with their descriptions
  • describe the managerial implications of outsourcing a software project
  • assess the effectiveness of the preparation of a statement of work for a given scenario
  • identify the main parts of a request for proposal
  • identify the value of being able to plan an effective governance model for an outsourced project

Managing Software Project Outsourcing: Developing a Vendor Contract

To successfully outsource a software project, you need to pick a vendor who knows what to do, how to do it, how well to do it, and how quickly to do it. Vendor selection can be a complex process that involves defining detailed requirements, developing a business model and delivery model, creating a request for proposal, assessing and selecting vendors, and negotiating and finalizing a contract. This course describes key actions that can help you develop an effective vendor contract. It explains how to create a comprehensive request for proposal - one that's designed to get you the information you need about potential suppliers for your outsourced project. It also describes how to assess vendors, as well as how to negotiate the details of a contract and compose a clear and complete contract with your chosen vendor.
  • describe how to develop an RFP for an outsourced software project
  • conduct a vendor assessment for an outsourced software project in a given scenario
  • recognize examples of how to negotiate details of an outsourcing contract
  • determine whether a contract for an outsourced software project has been created appropriately in a given scenario

Managing Software Project Outsourcing: Working with the Outsourced Team

Once a contract is signed with an outsourcing vendor, you must carefully manage the relationship with that vendor. Getting off to a positive start with the outsourced team goes a long way toward achieving success. In this course, you'll learn how to begin the outsourcing relationship positively by being clear about expectations, and preparing your in-house team for the transition to working with the outsourced team. The course also explains key issues to tackle during this transition phase, including training, knowledge transfer, and issue resolution. In addition, it describes how to communicate effectively with the outsourced team and how to address cultural and time zone issues so that you can develop and maintain a positive relationship with your team of outsourcers.
  • recognize how to begin the relationship with an outsourced team
  • recognize key issues to address in a transition plan for an outsourcing relationship
  • determine whether guidelines for communicating effectively with an outsourced team have been followed in a given scenario
  • deal with cultural and language differences when working with an outsourced team
  • recognize techniques to accommodate time zone differences when working with an outsourced team

Managing Software Project Outsourcing: Dealing with Risks

Every outsourcing initiative has its risks. These can include the discovery of a strategic mismatch with the vendor, security breaches or loss of intellectual property, and the failure of the outsourced team to implement the project on time or within scope and budget. Risk arises throughout a project – from strategic assessment, through planning, implementation, and close. Being aware of the risks and planning your responses can help you manage a successful outsourced project. This course explains how to assess risks by first identifying them and then determining how likely they are to occur and how significant an impact they would have. It describes the key issues to address in a risk control plan, including the risk responses to be applied and the people responsible for taking action. And it presents best practices for reducing risks in an outsourcing relationship.
  • take appropriate steps to assess risks in an outsourced software project in a given scenario
  • determine the type of planning required for a given risk example
  • recognize examples of what to include in a risk control plan
  • recognize best practices for reducing risk in an outsourced software project

IT Strategy Essentials: Creating an IT Strategy Plan

Once you've identified the value IT brings to your organization and determined the level of alignment between the IT Department and business strategies, it's time to create an IT strategy plan. The plan provides a roadmap of the IT initiatives that create business value and align with business objectives. This course describes steps in developing such a roadmap. It explains how to create an IT vision statement and strategic objectives that follow from that vision. It outlines a process for reviewing and improving the enterprise model and architecture so the strategic objectives can be achieved. In addition, the course describes how to analyze IT initiatives so that you are prioritizing those that lead to business success.
  • match the elements typically found in an IT strategic plan with their descriptions
  • assess the effectiveness of the IT vision and strategic objectives for a given scenario
  • recognize examples of how to help ensure the enterprise architecture meets strategic IT objectives
  • recognize examples of the steps for determining which initiatives to include in an IT strategic plan
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Managing Software Project Outsourcing e-learning bundle
  • Course ID:
    252822
  • Duration:
    5 hours
  • Price:
    $199