Inspect the scope definition to identify activities in the project work breakdown structure that are candidates for outsourcing. Review your required skills analysis and resource planning information to determine whether there are skill gaps on your team or portions of the project with resource shortfalls.
Before beginning to consider contracting project work out, review the process your organization uses for procurement. Familiarize yourself with all of your available sources of procurement expertise. Identify all the individuals who will need to be involved; other resources you will need; and all the forms, approvals, and communication required.