Master outsourcing: Manage outsourced teams like a professional Premium class

Evan Kimbrell, Director at Sprintkick

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12 Videos (1h 41m)
    • Welcome to the class!

    • First thing to do

    • What is good? Avoid this trap

    • Legality with outsourcing

    • Types of contractors

    • The relationship between price and autonomy

    • Country profiles and how to pick your ideal combination

    • Getting acquainted with Asana

    • Going further with Asana

    • Making Asana work for your project

    • Class project

    • Keep the learning going


About This Class

Outsourcing is an amazing entrepreneurial tool, if you know how to use it.

It can save you tons of money, time, and get you access to expertise you otherwise wouldn't have had. But it's a volatile proposition and has been known to go wrong for many of the ill-prepared.

Learn how to harness outsourcing to launch your projects, ideas, and features. Launch faster, cheaper, and better.

In this class, we're going to go over everything outsourcing. Outsourcing is a whole different beast than regular contracting, and it needs to be understood differently. So we're going to cover all the topics where outsourcing differs from regular, in-country contract work.

This class is great if you have experience working with contractors but want to go further and start working overseas. If you don't have experience with the actual DO-ing of hiring contractors, check out my other courses which are a great primer to this course.

What you'll learn:

  • How to understand and navigate the "good trap".
  • The ins and outs of outsourcing legality.
  • How price directly relates to your outsourced contractors autonomy and how to match that to your project goals.
  • How to understand the relative advantages and disadvantages of different geographic zones.
  • How to choose between an outsourced freelancer or firm for your project.
  • How to get up and running with Asana, a free project management tool.
  • How to customize Asana specifically for the task of managing outsourced labor.

What you'll do:

At the end of the course, you'll have the opportunity to go out and look for outsourced contractors. Based on the criteria covered in the course, you'll know how to actively search for outsourced labor that matches your project and has the requisite experience. When you find a potential short list for your project (or a generic project), you'll get to share what you've found and get direct feedback.

8 of 8 students recommendSee All

Amazing teacher, I think he adds a lot of value in a very straight forward way.
I think this class is a great place to learn some useful tips about outsourcing. You also learn how to use Asana, which is a very interesting project management tool.
This class is very informative. Great advice for managing freelancers!





Evan Kimbrell

Director at Sprintkick

Hi, I'm Evan Kimbrell.

Thanks for checking out my classes.

Currently, I'm the Founder, Director of Sprintkick, a referral-based full service digital agency based out of San Francisco. Over the past 4 years, I've overseen the development and launch of over 100 web and mobile apps. Clients range from 1-2 man startups bootstrapping their initial idea to multibillion dollar Fortune 100's like Wal-Mart, Dick's Sporting Goods, & GNC.

Prior to Sprintkick, I worked as a VC for a firm called Juvo Capital, based out of L.A. I spearheaded the firm's expansion into the Silicon Valley deal flow and into the Consumer Web tech category.

Before working for Juvo, in the long, long ago, I was a co-founder for an educational software startup called ScholarPRO that raised a ton of money and then spectacularly blew up (in the bad way). Before it exploded like the Death Star, I went through 5 tech incubators (yes 5) with Tech Stars, Excelerate Labs, MassChallenge, Babson Venture Program, and Sparkseed.

That's enough about me. Hope you enjoy my class!