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Outsource : Competing Global Productivity Race

Outsource : Competing Global Productivity Race - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131475717

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ISBN13: 978-0131475717
ISBN10: 0131475711
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2004
International: No

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Outsource : Competing Global Productivity Race - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131475717

Edward Yourdon

ISBN13: 978-0131475717
ISBN10: 0131475711
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

Brain Drain does not focus on just the IT phenomenon, though it continues to be one of the more prominent examples because of recent media coverage of outsourcing. The focus of this book is more on strategies and guidelines for coping--at the individual, corporate, and national level ---with a phenomenon that's alraady here, and alresy ''mainstream'' in nature. The real focus of this book is on the individual. After all, it has been individuals who have emailed Ed continually, ever since the publication of Decline and Fall of the American Programmer. It's individual knowledge workers, far more often than corporate executives, who run the risk of losing their jobs as a result of this global shift of products and services. And it's individuals, as several correspondents have reminded me in recent months, who have to advise their children what careers and professions they should follow -- and the outcome of those choices will ultimately have a far more profound effect than a politician's modification of a visa quota.

Table of Contents

OUTSOURCE Competing in the Global Productivity Race Edward Yourdon Once, outsourcing was largely limited to IT. Suddenly, it touches everyone from telemarketers to tax preparers, radiologists to market researchers. No American company or knowledge worker can ignore its challenge. Now, widely acclaimed author and consultant Ed Yourdon helps you understand the challenge of outsourcing--and meet it. If you're a knowledge worker, here's your complete, personal action plan for surviving the outsourcing revolution, enhancing your value proposition, and winning in a thoroughly global economy. If you're an executive, Yourdon offers best practices for the entire outsourcing lifecycle: choosing what to outsource, mitigating risks, establishing partnerships - everything you need to make the highest-payoff decisions for your organization. Along the way, Yourdon assesses the politics and economics of outsourcing, long-term implications for both suppliers and buyers of knowledge-based services, and much more. Yourdon has been writing about outsourcing since before it had a name. In this book, he doesn't just predict your future, he helps you take control of it. IT pros and knowledge workers: Protect your career Eight realistic strategies for surviving the outsourcing revolution How to compete with the entire low-cost world and win Quantify, protect, and enhance your personal ''value proposition'' Executives: Make smarter outsourcing decisions What to outsource, how to do it right, and when to avoid it Outsourcing, the next generation: Beyond programmers From telemarketers to accountants, clinical trials to market research The politics and geopolitics of outsourcing Backlash at home, upheaval overseas, and a plan for renewal Realistic outsourcing action plans for businesses and knowledge workers Is your job safe? How can you be sure? What can you do? What's the best way to evaluate and mitigate the business risks of outsourcing? What's headed overseas next? What should you tell your kids? By Ed Yourdon, world-renowned author, technology expert, and enterprise consultant Outsourcing. Today, it's not just the #1 issue facing IT organizations: It's driving a profound transformation throughout American business. Whether you're an executive or a knowledge worker, the decisions you make about outsourcing can make or break your future. This book brings together all the information and insight you need to make those decisions--and make them the right ones. If you run a business, what should you outsource (and what shouldn't you)? If you're a knowledge worker (inside or outside IT), how can you protect yourself? How will outsourcing evolve next? What do those changes mean to you? Author Ed Yourdon (Decline and Fall of the American Programmer, Death March) is one of the world's leading experts on managing IT and improving business processes. He's seen outsourcing from virtually every perspective: as a working IT pro, a top enterprise consultant, and even a board member at a leading Indian outsourcer. Here, he offers supremely realistic strategies for dealing with the outsourcing revolution: a complete action plan for businesses and individuals alike. Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.
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