The Sourcing Governance Foundation course provides a basic knowledge of what the main concepts of Outsourcing and Sourcing Governance are and how they can be applied. Best practice shows that implementing and operating a Sourcing Governance Function will require staff awareness and understanding of the key principles and concepts of outsourcing and sourcing governance. In this course an interactive approach is used combining lecture, discussion and exercises.

Undertaking the course and successfully passing the examination qualifies an individual for COS-FP (Certified Outsourcing Specialist™ – Foundation Principles) certification from the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®).

This course may be eligible for PMI’s PDUs.

Skills Covered

On completion of this course, the following learning outcomes will be achieved:

  • Recognize and understand the key concepts of outsourcing and sourcing Governance;
  • Understand the changing role of the IT organization when outsourcing;
  • Understand the challenges of implementing and operating a sourcing governance function
  • Learn the terminology and definitions related to outsourcing and sourcing governance.

Who Should Attend

The target audience for this course and qualification are professionals from both client and provider organisations in the IT industry who have little experience in outsourcing and who want to get a kickstart on this topic.

Course Curriculum


There are no prerequisites to attending the Sourcing Governance Foundation course or for sitting the examination. However, some experience working in an IT organization is advantageous.

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