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The pros and cons of build vs buy: best practice for decision making

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Every engineering team has had the great idea of building their very own product, only to find the excitingly simple vision is much more complex in practice. Similarly, we’ve often been surprised by how easy it is just to splash out and purchase a product, only to find out further down the line that it isn’t fit for purpose.

How do you make sure you’re making the right decision?

In this session, our panelists will discuss their own experiences approaching this decision, looking back at the times it hasn’t gone according to plan, and finally examine the scalability, security, and simplicity of both methods. 

Key takeaways

  • Understand the true costs of building and buying software
  • Drill down into the problem your team is trying to tackle
  • Learn how to make the right decision for your team from real-life examples
  • Avoid wasting time and money on the wrong decision

This event is part of our featured month exploring Build vs Buy

In the month of June, we drill down into why engineers choose to build or buy products. Stay tuned for more events and content on this topic coming soon.

Brought to you in partnership with LaunchDarkly

LaunchDarkly is a feature management platform that empowers all teams to safely deliver and control software through feature flags. By separating code deployments from feature releases, LaunchDarkly enables you to deploy faster, reduce risk, and iterate continuously. Over 1000 organizations use LaunchDarkly to build, operate, and learn from their software. 

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Panelists

Omar
Koncobo
Omar Koncobo
Omar
Koncobo
Sangeeta
Narayanan
Sangeeta Narayanan
Sangeeta
Narayanan

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