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The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right by Tom Kendrick

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Make versus Buy

Evaluate issues related to project activities that may be outsourced:

  • Will outside work be more expensive than internal?

  • Does the work involve anything proprietary, confidential, or related to a competitive advantage?

  • Will it be difficult to define the expected deliverables precisely enough to avoid integration problems?

  • Does the work required involve one of your core competencies?

  • Are changes in the specifications unlikely?

  • Will there be someone on the project team with the time and expertise to manage the solicitation and contracting process, serve as liaison, review outsourced work, and approve payments?

Outline any expected benefits of outsourcing:

  • Access to otherwise unavailable skills and expertise

  • Faster execution by increasing ...

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