October 26, 2008

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Outsourcing The "Build Phase"

Managers often ask me about the so-called "build phase" of the software development lifecycle, often with the intention of outsourcing it to cheaper and possibly less skilled programmers.

It's actually very easy to identify and has very clear milestones.

If you're working in Visual Studio, for example, it starts when you hit CTRL+Shift+B and usually ends with a message telling you that the "build succeeded".

This is easy to outsource, but arguably this would offer very limited savings.

Posted 12 years, 7 months ago on October 26, 2008