Beyond DIY: when, why, and how to use a vendor

Session Speaker(s): 
Daniel Heath
Sunday, November 9 2014
Room: Warp Zone
Time: 4:00pm - 4:30pm

To DIY or not to DIY? This session will cover when and why you might need some outside help--and some common pitfalls to avoid when trying to go it alone. We'll also cover things you can't outsource, no matter how much you'd like to--because you can try to do too little, which has as many problems as trying to do too much. We'll discuss some different ways you might work with a vendor, how to identify your needs in a way that will lead to a good match, how to manage the selection process, and how to keep your project and your budget under control once you've got outside help.

[PRESENTER'S NOTE: Crikey, the last session on the last day! Feel free to bring your beer. We'll tailor the session to whichever die-hards show up.]