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A Manager’s Guide to Project Management: Learn How to Apply Best Practices by Michael B. Bender

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14. Globalization and Strategic Outsourcing

Strategic outsourcing adds many benefits to an organization. When we combine these strategies with project management concepts developed in earlier chapters, we can reexamine outsourcing from a new perspective. By developing the proper outsourcing strategy, you can create a pool of resources sufficient to capture new opportunities without affecting your ongoing strategic projects. In essence, you create an infinite resource pool. For our purposes, I cite the goal of strategic outsourcing using this perspective:

Strategic outsourcing creates an infinite resource pool: providing the organization with sufficient resources to capture all opportunistic and creative projects without sacrificing ongoing projects. ...

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