We describe the development of a short module involving a globally distributed task with the objective of not only creating student awareness about the difficulties of managing outsourcing but also giving them experience in the process of learning about subtleties of project management and information requirements determination in a distributed environment. Professors from the U.S. and Brazil at both the graduate and undergraduate level were involved. Courses ranging from IS Strategy and Introduction to IS to IS Project Management and Systems Analysis and Design were the target of the modules developed. A detailed discussion of the exercise, its role in the courses in which it was used and the results achieved are also presented.
Evaristo, Roberto; Audy, Jorge; Prikladnicki, Rafael; Pillati, Leonardo; and Lopes, Leonardo Teixeira
"Innovation in Information Systems Education-V The Management of Outsourcing: Development of a Module with Implications for the IT Curriculum,"
Communications of the Association for Information Systems:
Vol. 15, Article 21.
Available at: http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol15/iss1/21