It is true that something can still work and not be good anymore. There’s also a strong possibility that the apparent best thing you can do for your business is build new features on top of what you’ve already got. So how do you make the business case for digital transformation without slowing down the business?
Michael Angstadt shares straightforward approaches to justifying the investment in transformational engineering—whether it’s breaking apart a monolith into a services architecture, moving workloads into Kubernetes, paying down the technical debt of legacy code, or refactoring a core component to make it more testable—and walks you through a few real-world examples of how he’s made this case successfully at WP Engine.
Mike Angstadt is the Director of Platform Engineering at H-E-B Digital, the largest grocery retailer in the Southwest, with 350 stores and 110,000 partners across Texas & Mexico. His passion is for the humans that make all that happen — finding growth opportunities, engaging with them to discover meaningful work, ensuring high-level business objectives are clearly communicated, driving to the predictable delivery of results, and making it fun to discover customer-inspired innovation at H-E-B.
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