Mark Pearl

Things to consider

  • What would an ideal solution look like (before we build or buy it)
  • What is the strategic advantage of this thing
  • How much would it cost us to build and maintian this ourselves

If you buy, what should you consider

  • What are the indicators of success, what would need to go wrong to kill the project or exit

  • Is this vendor alinged in values with our company
  • Will they listen to us
  • How do we sit in terms of importance with them

Other things

  • What are the things that would make us revisit the build vs buy decision
  • Does open source change things - consider cost to support it, is it fully secure


Leaddev Build vs Buy - weighing up the pros and cons of build vs buy

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