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I know there is the term "dogfooding" and have even found other variations on the phrase "... eat our own dog food":

  • "drinking our own champaign"
  • "eating our own cooking"
  • "ice cream our customers like to eat"

These all refer to the act of doing it; after the fact and not necessarily the point in time when it becomes a possibility. This question is looking for a term to define that point in time.

If we were to - temporarily - use the term "inception point" to refer to that point in time, a usage example could be:

"When will our widget-factory project reach the inception point?"

  • You can eat the [dog] food as soon as it is served. – Dan Bron Mar 4 '16 at 13:46
  • Why not use moment instead of the long point in time? – NVZ Mar 4 '16 at 14:17
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I've always heard that called "bootstrapping." Bootstrapping refers to building a compiler for a given language in the language itself but I think it works here too.

In the case of your example sentence it'd be "When will our widget-factory project be bootstrapped?"

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