…vices full time than pay an hourly rate for an external party for the equal amount of availability. External rates nowadays vary from €90,- to €200,- per hour. Sounds more expensive than the internal employee, but as an employer I can tell you that adding pension, training, vacation, sick leave, hardware etc.etc. you end up with a double salary. Read on and find out why, in the long run, more aspects influence the value for money.
Products can be made without design teams. Products can not be made without engineering and development teams. Compared to the other functions within the software lifecycle (architecture, engineering, development, project management, etc.), design is still the new kid on the block. It’s been my responsibility to introduce a new level of design standards, develop people, and incorporate good practices into an established process. I won’t beat around the bush. This shit is hard.