IT Outsourcing Governance

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MIS 650

The purpose of this course is to describe the important governance considerations necessary to manage IT outsourcing. The material in this course will be valuable to students/companies who are undertaking IT outsourcing activities and to students/companies who serve as the outsourcing vendors. Topics will include strategic decision making, feasibility considerations, day-to-day management functions (such as managing Service Level Management using dashboards effectively, measuring and assessing value, project prioritization, resource allocation), and the “sunset” decision to close out an outsourcing agreement and reintegrate the functions and processes within the firm. Students can combine the knowledge and skills gained in this course with the more specialized knowledge in the other three IT outsourcing courses to create a valuable skill set for today’s marketplace for all organizations: foreign and domestic, corporate, non-profit, and government.

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