This activity will provide you with an opportunity to engage in discussion on a project management topic that was covered in this module. 

The class interaction will foster a learning environment in which you will learn from each other’s experiences and opinions. In addition to that, you will practice using the project management jargon and express your opinions in a professional manner. 

The options available in this discussion have ethical considerations that are important to consider as a project manager.
Outsourcing is a common practice in business, and it may be an option for a project you are responsible for managing. Understanding the considerations necessary for making the best decision for a project is essential to a successful project.
Respond to the following:
A project you are managing has a supply-chain issue.

 You are not able to continue utilizing a primary vendor.

 Select a product that would be essential to a project and identify the pros and cons of outsourcing an element of the project. What are the pros and cons of outsourcing? 

What could you do to minimize the negative effects?
Identify at least one element for each of the six outsourcing considerations in your answer.

Consult the Discussion Posting Guide for information about writing your discussion posts. It is recommended that you write your post in a document first

. Check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors. When you are ready to make your initial post, click on the “Reply”. 

Then copy/paste the text into the message field, and click “Post Reply.”