Transition Methodology

Transition Methodology is the process of migrating knowledge, systems, and operating capabilities between an outsourcing environment and an in-house staff. The overall success of the outsourcing engagement is very much dependent on the effectiveness of the transition.[1]

Generally, a phased approach is adopted to safely and effeciently transition the many processes of the organization. The main phases are:

  • Initiation
  • Transition
  • Implementation
  • Optimization

An example of this approach is depicted in the illustration below:

A Phased Approach to Transition
source: RDM


  1. Definition - What is the Meaning of Transition Methodology? Wikipedia