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Navigating The Hazardous Seas Of Technology Transitions

In this episode of the TPM podcast show JeffCollins, VP Engineering at Lithium Technologies, talks about how his company made the transition to HTML 5 and angular for their web service. It turns out that a key part of the making the transition work was to empower the engineering team to choose the technologies to use. Instead of dictating technology direction Jeff just set the project requirements and the engineers found their way to the right solution. Jeff also talks about the difficult decisions involved in deciding whether to just abandon all work on the existing platform while working on the new technology. There is no simple answer to all the transition problems that come up.