Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
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We learnt in earlier two posts about the strategic decision of a management to outsource a complete project or part(s) of a project depending on certain factors, and the factors respectively. In this post let us see at the various components of a project that are most widely outsourced or otherwise we can say these are the components of a project which can be outsourced. It is very less often that a project awarded to a company is totally outsourced.
We are talking about outsourcing an activity of a software project. The most important components of a software project can be listed as:
Requirement analysis, gathering and freezing
Design, development and testing
Implementation, training and hand-holding
Post implementation support
These can further be broken into various sub-components under each component thereby creating a tree like structure to have a bird’s eye view of any project. Planning and execution for each phase or component comes next with control everywhere.
Outsourcing mainly is the resultant of constraints in an organization.