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Outsource It! by Nick Krym

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Managing Project Execution

Whether you run an agile or a waterfall project, the importance of execution control cannot be underestimated. Remember FLO #2—entropy always increases? Without continuous execution control, any engagement is likely to deteriorate quickly, possibly to the point of failure.

Many outsourcing initiatives—some analysts estimate as high as 85 percent—don’t deliver the promised savings, and many result in outright losses. Nevertheless, in most cases these projects continue on course. Why in the world would anyone stick to a money-losing engagement? The answer is simple: the client doesn’t have control of the engagement, which can happen for a number of reasons:

  • The engagement was never on track. The execution control framework ...

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