Although IT outsourcing is thing new, it remains surprisingly challenging for professionals. This book assists the IT professional in several areas of the outsourcing process: establishing outsourcing relationships, maintaining and managing the relationship, and finally governing outsourcing projects successfully.
DR. SJAAK BRINKKEMPER Professor of Organisation and Information at the Department of Information and Computing Sciences at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. He leads a group of about thirty researchers specializing in product software development and entrepreneurship. The main research themes of the group are methodology of product software development, implementation and adoption, and business-economic aspects of the product software industry. He has authored several books and serves on the editorial board of MIS Quarterly, Journal of Database Management, and the European Journal of Information Systems. SLINGER JANSEN Assistant Professor at the Department of Information and Computing Sciences at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. His research focuses on software product management and software ecosystems, with a strong entrepreneurial component. He currently leads two research projects into the domains of variability in multi-tenancy architectures and software system evolution through servicification.