If you need to expand your business but not your budget, if your group has an intense but short-term project, if you don’t have the skill set to get a job done — well, it’s time to think about outsourcing. And a new book — “Outsource It! A No-Holds-Barred Look at the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Offshoring Tech Projects (US$35) from Pragmatic Bookshelf — can help you do just that.

Topics in the book include:

° A pragmatic, step-by-step guide for setting up and running outsourcing engagements;
° Proven techniques that will maximize your return on investment and minimize risks;
°Handy checklists and easy-to-use tools for every step of the outsourcing life cycle;
° Common offshore outsourcing traps — and tips on how to avoid them.

“Outsource It!” is written by Nick Krym, a seasoned technology professional with more than 20 years of experience working all sides of outsourcing. The book is available for ereaders in epub, mobi, and PDF formats direct from the publisher and in paperback. For more info about the book, including: errata, discussions, excerpts from the book and more, see the catalog page (http://tinyurl.com/bg5ox6t