In the book The Black Book of Outsourcing, authors and consultants Brown and Wilson identified what they call the top 10 major sins of outsourcing, that can sideline the success of any enterprise’s outsourcing initiatives.

In order to present a positive bent on these 10 major pitfalls, this piece would re-consider them as bases for the 10 Commandments of Outsourcing.

These are as follows:

1. Obtain commitment from executive management.
2. Develop an outsourcing communications plan.
3. Learn about outsourcing methodologies.
4. Recognize outsourcing business risks.
5. Consult outsourcing professionals
6. Dedicate the best and brightest internal resources.
7. Proceed carefully through each of the outsourcing phases.
8. Recognize the impact of cultural differences.
9. Acknowledge what it will take to ensure vendor productivity.
10. Implement a formal outsourcing governance program.

For today, let’s take a look into the first five commandments.

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