The Outsourcing Handbook: How To Implement A Successful Outsourcing Process, a collectively written descriptive analysis by Mark J. Power (President of ROS Incorporated), Kevin C. Desouza (Information School, University of Washington), and Carlo Bonifazi (Co-founder and Vice-President of ROS Incorporated), is a definitive study of corporate outsourcing as the evermore popular weapon in the multinational competition of global economics. Providing and an expansive grasp of strategic assessment, defining ones needs, vendor assessment, negotiation and contract management, project initiation and transition, management of relationships, continuing, modifying, and terminating arrangements, and the repeating process -- all in aide of developing the readers skills in the outsourcing process -- The Outsourcing Handbook is a comprehensive, "user-friendly", nicely organized reference and guide which is confidently recommended reading, especially for corporate leaders and governmental policy makers.
This concise handbook offers a well-organized, comprehensive overview of the basics of outsourcing. Authors Mark J. Power, Kevin C. Desouza and Carlo Bonifazi identify the most common pitfalls in outsourcing, and offer a thorough life cycle approach to initiating, managing and terminating outsourcing engagements. Their style is pedantic in spots, but they never promised an exciting read, just a dependably solid and useful one. getAbstract finds that their brief list of outsourcing best practices deserves to be clipped and posted prominently in the office of any manager responsible for outsourcing programs, and other ongoing projects as well.