Gaining Acceptance for Qt in the Enterprise
Utilizing Qt in a large corporate environment is often fraught with difficulties both practical and political. Upon the creation of a sup- port infrastructure and rapid prototyping group, we were given the task of looking beyond the normal processes, customs, and methods to look for areas where we could achieve better customer satisfaction and expand our markets. Large corporations are often highly political, with centralized engineering and management structures, along with entrenched cultures and standards. Simply making a choice for a new development systemis more about “sell- ing” your ideas to all managers and executives and less about pure technical merits. I will discuss the process, arguments, and strate- gies we used to push for a move to Qt in a way that will help others who are presenting these arguments in their own organizations.