The comment below non-withstanding,
1. the key to selling Git is "Distributed"
In case of our business that part suddenly made it very easy to "ship
projects to outsourcing" You can have contractors, mobile workers, other be
able to work without tied to our VPN.
2. Parallel development made possible by painless merging.
Merging branches (and rewriting history) in Git is painless.
1 and 2 save us a ton of money. The end.
On Sunday, July 1, 2012 1:29:04 PM UTC-7, Thomas Ferris Nicolaisen wrote:
> On Sunday, July 1, 2012 9:54:25 AM UTC+2, David MZ wrote:
>> Hello, I want to drive a move to git in my company that is currently
>> using SVN, I was wondering if there are presentations that were already
>> created that can show the benefits of git over SVN. I would lke to win
>> hearts of stockholders and begin a moment already 60% of Dev team using
>> git-svn in the company.
> This is a very interesting subject. I think what would impress your
> stockholders the most would be if you can show them what are the most
> valuable benefits in *your* context. To figure that out, you look at what
> problems SVN are creating today.
> Typical problems I've seen are:
> * People avoid refactoring and renaming because it always leads to
> * People spend a lot of time merging
> * Svn commands like blame, update and status are unbearably slow
> * Nobody cares about writing good commit messages (because you can't
> really keep any order in svn log anyway)
> Once you have gathered the problems your team has with using SVN, it's
> nice to perform some benchmarks to show off how fast Git is compared to
> Subversion on those typical day-to-day tasks you have regarding source
> control. Similar to this one:
> (but you're better off using your own benchmarks rather than relying on
> some created for someone else's code)
> In the end, you could for example say "For the average team member, using
> Git instead of SVN would save two hours of work every week. For the whole
> team, that means 15.000$ every month!". Stakeholders tend to care more once
> they see problems that actually waste a lot of money.
> You say at a moment 60% of the Dev team are using git-svn. Is this already
> the case, or is that the moment when you want to move from SVN to Git in
> the future?
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