I am getting ready to head up an internal project. I already know that the budget will be tight on this. I am looking for effective ways to reduce project cost. What I would like to see is the most code for the least amount of budget.
For example, if I develop an example page and have an Intern or Jr. Developer refactor another page in the same style the hours on budget would be less assuming they code at the same rate as me. However, I know that Interns and Jr. Developers will not code at the same rate as me. Giving up high cost functionality seems like another way to go, but in the end all functionality is desired. As of now, there is not a time deadline, but that can at a moments notice.
To try to avoid this question being closed, I would like to see answers with the following...
- What has worked for you in the past.
- Why a particular process worked for you.
- What has not worked, i.e. you tried something you thought would work and you were surprised it did not.