Chapter 8Build vs. Buy Considerations

There comes a time in almost any type of project that you must decide if you’ll build the solution with your in-house resources or if you’ll partner with an outside vendor. In this chapter, I help you make that determination. We start our journey by gaining an understanding of who else in your company has already gone down the path of leveraging mobile technologies, and we give you an understanding of what they may have learned in the process. We discuss the roles that make up a mobile learning development team as well as some of the key skills needed to succeed.

Once you have an understanding of your company’s internal capabilities, we discuss the reasons you may want to work with vendors, and we give you ...

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