How to Outsource Agile Projects Effectively

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RTM Publication
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Abdelkader Aoufi, Magnus Schoeman, Neil Turner
Project Management
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Faced with a rapidly changing business environment, organizations are increasingly turning to Agile project management to deliver innovation programs. Deployment of Agile poses specific challenges, often because the required skills, measures, and management behaviors differ greatly than those of traditional project management. When faced with a need to outsource Agile project delivery to a third party, organizations often apply contractual approaches developed for traditional “waterfall” projects, which prove unsuitable. This study investigated the perspective of client-side advisors in Agile projects when delivery is outsourced to a third party. Client-side sourcing advisors are an important component of the Agile delivery ecosystem because clients often rely on advisors’ experience when scoping out and procuring digital transformation projects.