• Lecturing (in a minor role)
• visitor lectures
• Individual learning assignments
• Case study presentations
• Study project in group
Beulen, E., Ribbers, P., Roos, J. 2011. Managing IT outsourcing .Routledge, 2nd ed. (On our library) -- A good overview on IT-outsourcing: Impact on business model, OS as phenomenon, Contracts, Offhsoring, Business Process OS, Partnership risk mgmt., Governance of OS.
The Handbook of Global Outsourcing and Offshoring
Oshri, I., Kotlarsky, J., Willcocks, L.,P,. 2009. The Handbook of Global Outsourcing and OffshoringIlan
Iloranta, Pajunen, Muhonen. 2015, Hankintojen johtaminen: Ostamisesta toimittajamarkkinoiden hallintaan -- The book gives a good overview on managing the sourcing function. The learnings here are also apt in ICT-sourcing.
Kern, T., Willcocks, L. 2002. Netsourcing: Renting Business Applications and Services Over a Network --Find fresher an edition!
Rivard, S. Aubert, B. 2007. Information Technology Outsourcing – an e-book on our library
Ed. Martin, G., Reddington, M., Alexander, H. 2008. Technology, Outsourcing and Transforming HR. Multiple articles by Elsevier publishing. (on our library) -- Mostly the human resource viewpoint in outsourcing covered here.
ARTICLES in 2010-2020 available on the course platform (Moodle)
Journals by well-known authors such as Willcocks, Kotlarsky, Prickalnicki, Oshri, Ruohonen, Teece,
SIAM and multivendor ICT-sourcing management related articles. www.scopism.com
• Visitor lecture • Cases * Students' study projects goes too as visitor lectures
No exam except the option for push-up the grade is possible by an exam based on the given theory (a book or a comparable reading).
Visitor lectures, webinars
07.09.2020 - 30.11.2020
See on next, schedule
15.06.2020 - 28.08.2020
The course is run in terms of 3-4 contact lessons and the course long study project. The latter one is recommended to be focused on your company and it is done in teams.
• Opening lecture: Instructing the course and study project; Forming the teams and choosing the subject of study project in general; Introduction to sourcing and linkages to other disciplines in the field of IT
• Lesson 2: A virtual session by teams (each 20- 30 min) which is about ensuring the start of study projects
• Lesson 3: No contact lesson; Teacher’s councelling on request virtually
• Lesson 4: A common workshop and short presentations related to study projects – bringing forth needs and challenges and finding the path onwards to do the project; Visitor lecture (2h)
• Lesson 5: No contact lesson – teacher’s councelling on request
• Lesson 6: Virtual meeting with teacher – each team progress reportins in 20 -30 min
• Lesson 7: No contact lesson –
• Lesson 8: The grand review of study projects – sharing the lessons learnt; Optionally a visitor lecture
Besides the lessons, the following subjects are served in varied ways, like documents present on Moodle, webinars, individual assignments and so on.
• Guidelines framing the sourcing strategies, forms of partnering and acquiring resources
• Sourcing portfolio mgmt
• Building service integration and management and maintaining multivendor relationships
• Sourcing as an operation – case selection consultancy in large IT-investments
• Approaches and concepts in distributing IT work – outsourcing, crowdsourcing, ecosystems - documents
• Case studies by professionals –videos,
So far, there are no alternative learning methods rather than the standard course option.
15 - 40
Reviewing the study reports and
Recognition of prior learning is exercised by request. The RPL process is started by a face-to-face-meeting with teacher where the coverage or crediting the prior learning is identified.
LITEM Degree Programme in Business Technologies