#GuildChat for 02/26/16: Buying vs. Building

Our next #GuildChat takes place Friday, February 26 at 11am PT / 2pm ET. Our topic for this week’s chat is Buying vs. Building.GuildChat_Logo

The answer is out there… or is it? Learning solutions can come in all sizes and shapes and additionally they can come from inside or outside one’s organization. The decision-making process to determine if one should allocate time, money and resources to build a solution or look outside and vet potential 3rd party options can be daunting. But is there a hybrid option to be considered or maybe the solution is looking you right in the face from the learners themselves?

Join us as #GuildChat looks at the dilemma, the decisions and decision-makers in the buy vs. build debate.

 Perspective questions:

Q1. What factors, other than budget, influence your decision to build or buy solutions? #GuildChat
Q2. What role do/should user insights play in deciding whether to build/buy? #GuildChat
Q3. Do you leverage case studies to aid your decision? Where are these best drawn from? #GuildChat
Q4. Can opting to buy cause internal team to feel less valued/capable? How is this addressed? #GuildChat
Q5. When buying what do you look for in a vendor? #GuildChat
Q6. How might we encourage learners to design their own solutions? What are the pros/cons? #GuildChat
Q7. Do you believe L&D will be building or buying more solutions in the future? Why? #GuildChat


The eLearning Guild has always looked to the community to form the conversations around learning and technology. We’ve taken it a step further however and created a rotating group of  voluntary #GuildChat Advisors! Each Advisor is selected for their unique perspectives and involvement in the the conversations around the learning industry. For a 6 month period they will help formulate the topics and questions for our weekly chat. Have an idea for #GuildChat? Reach out to @britz or any of the current advisors!


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