Did you ever hear the observation that you go to war with the army you have, not the army you wish to have? That in a nutshell is the problem facing internally developed software projects; top software talent, the “rock stars” of the business rarely work in some company’s software department.
Okay, every CTO and CIO wants elegant and purposefully designed software solutions. That’s the dream. However, the reality is sadly something much less.
Rather than worry about hitting the high note that makes your competition’s head spin and your customers’ singing hosannas, do something simple; Rent-A-Software Engineering Department that comes already equipped with the software engineering rock stars.