Convince Your Boss to Upgrade in 5 Minutes (ng-conf 2019)

Convince Your Boss to Upgrade in 5 Minutes (ng-conf 2019)

Upgrading to Angular is a waste of time and money!

That’s what your boss will say if you don’t come prepared. You and I know that Angular is better, faster, and stronger than AngularJS. We know that the CLI rocks. We know that NgRx helps us build better applications at scale. But we’re developers — we care about nerdy stuff like state management and tooling.

You think your boss cares about that stuff? Heck no! So what does your boss care about? Spoilers: it’s money.

If you’re stuck working in AngularJS, selling your boss on upgrading can be tough, especially since doing your job correctly means no one will be able to tell a difference! In this short and sweet talk, Sam Julien is going to teach you how to decode “business-speak” and convince your boss to migrate from AngularJS to Angular. You’ll learn how to use empathy and persuasion to help your boss see clearly how the leap to Angular isn’t just good for you — it’s good for the bottom line.

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Sam Julien

May 01, 2019
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  1. Convince Your Boss to Upgrade in 5 Minutes Sam Julien

    Content Engineer at Auth0 Creator of UpgradingAngularJS.com
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  6. “The Upgrade Situation”

  7. How do we convince the business to upgrade?

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  10. Asim!

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  17. What does the business care about? (Spoilers: it’s money.)

  18. What does the business want? New features Fixed bugs ⏰

    No disruptions Make more money and spend less of it!
  19. Smuggle in the upgrade

  20. Smuggle in the upgrade

  21. Do we have to refactor all of the old code

    first?
  22. & Set up a hybrid app fast to start writing

    new features in Angular ' Migrate legacy code over time
  23. Fewer Bugs + Faster Features = Smaller Backlog + More

    $$$
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  26. Write new features in Angular now, refactor legacy code over

    time
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  28. Sam Julien ) Moved from Portland to a farm in

    Washington
 R&D Content Engineer at Auth0
 Angular GDE and Trusted Collaborator
 ⬆ Creator of UpgradingAngularJS.com samjulien
  29. Thank you! http://samj.im/ngconf @samjulien