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Stay Off the Slippery Slope — Reject Risky Outsourcing of Government IT PMOs

Published: 01 October 2015

ID: G00274837

Analyst(s): Matt Light


Outsourcing of PPM functions that internal PMOs provide to drive program value, align priorities, deliver reliably and reduce risks introduces dangers and expenses of its own. Government agencies' excessive dependence on outsourcing makes them particularly susceptible to these dangers.

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  • Key Challenges



  • Govern High-Profile Programs — Don't Let Them Govern You
  • Distinguish Between Programs/Projects That Reach Completion vs. Continuing PMO Functions
  • Recognize the Need to Prioritize, Plan and Control High Volumes of Midsize Projects, Whether Sourced Internally and Externally
    • Avoid Risky Outsourcing of Management Functions vs. Execution Functions

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