You learned about all these great technologies for cloud-based tooling, but you wonder how to move forward in your own project. You have existing tooling, developed for years and want to learn if and how to migrate it into the web. You want to avoid the risk of multiplying your effort and never achieving any significant additional value. Join our talk where we will provide you with guidelines on how to develop a strategy for your cloud-based tool project!
Cloud-based tooling is an omnipresent trend at the moment and there are many technologies available to support you from a technical perspective. However, technology is only one part, for any real-world project, you also need to worry about the business value, the timeline and cost.
Developing a strategy for the shift to web- and cloud-based tooling is more than just planning the next milestone or a new feature. It is a shift of paradigm in technical, infrastructural and also usability terms. Depending on your project, it will be an endeavour of several years to get it done, involving significant costs. It can provide great benefits - if you do it right - but it could also pose a high risk of failure. In this talk, we will discuss how to develop a short-, mid- and long-term strategy for developing cloud-based toolchains. Based on our experience from various customer projects, we provide answers to most common questions including:
- What benefits can you expect from web- and cloud-based tooling?
- What additional issues and questions will you need to tackle?
- How can you develop a roadmap for your cloud-based toolchain?
- How can you manage a smooth transition from an existing desktop-based solution, for the users, but also in terms of ongoing development?
- How can you preserve the value and effort that you have spent for your existing toolchain?
- How can you maximize your business value?
We will especially focus on migration projects, i.e. migrating from desktop-based toolchains to the web, as this is the most common case. However, most considerations are valid for greenfield projects as well. We will provide a structure for developing a strategy for your own projects, provide best practices and common pitfalls and relevant examples wherever applicable.
Finally, as developing a good strategy will always be a very individual challenge, we expect there will be a lot of individual questions. Therefore, we intend to schedule an optional Q&A session for all attendees of this talk allowing you to discuss individual questions and potentially even outline the first version of a custom strategy for your specific cloud tooling project.
Comment for the PC: Based on our experience with virtual events, we would like to add a second speaker as moderator. This will allow us to observe the chat, answer some questions right away and raise interesting questions verbally to the speaker at the end of the talk.