Presentation: Build vs. Buy – a strategic decision for systems and people

In an economic downturn, technical leaders have to be even more careful with every resource they have. In this talk, Hywel will look at the questions of building vs buying, and provide a framework for considering the long term and short term costs and payoffs. Then, he’ll extend the question beyond systems and products to people and their capabilities, and propose a framework for thinking about team capability, comparing “buying” through hiring and “building” through learning.


Hywel Carver
Day 2 - 11:45, Main Conference