Understand what’s out there first

Duplication wastes money. Before you build anything, especially a new service, it’s important to understand what’s out there already. On the one hand, this means understanding who is already working on the issue you’re trying to address. Knowing this means you can learn from them, and avoid duplicating their work. Secondly, it means not building something that you don’t need to. Very often existing digital tools can be repurposed much cheaper and more quickly than building something new. If you are spending money and time on a new digital thing, you’d better have bullet proof reason why.

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