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Building your own software is definitely an attractive concept. The chance to have control and visibility over your very own product can feel like a no-brainer for the autonomous team that loves a challenge.
But with a challenge, comes risk. Your team may well have heard horror stories about what can go wrong if you don’t have the right foundations in place.
In this panel, we will discuss exactly what needs to be in place to kick-start your building journey - how to identify a common goal, build your team of experts, and have the right resources in place to make your project a sure-fire success.
- Planning structure and scope for a successful build journey
- Learn to identify and approach risks and opportunities
- How to mitigate the fall-out if things don’t go as planned
- Managing a team to build successfully
This panel is part of Build vs Buy month
We have multiple panel discussions throughout June that dive into the ‘build vs buy’ dilemma, to help engineering leaders tackle one of the most common, but tricky, challenges.
Each panel will bring you learnings and examples that consider not only the risks, costs, and benefits of each decision but also practical insight on how you can set you and your team up for success for both building and buying your perfect solution.
Originally from Scotland, Rod now lives in San Francisco, CA and works as an Engineering Manager at Dropbox.