Technical Practices Still Matter

Today many organizations are going through Agile and DevOps transformations and are adopting frameworks like Scrum, SAFe, or Kanban to try to keep pace with the rapid delivery that is needed today. But these organizations aren’t getting the benefits that they expected, especially as it’s related to quality and sustaining their pace of delivery. As organizations begin to adopt one of the agile frameworks, they usually begin with making sure the teams are doing Scrum or Kanban well and forget about the engineering practices that are needed to sustain or accelerate their technical agility. The lack of engineering practices constrains the organizations and eventually can cause it to take longer for each feature to be delivered. This talk is about why software development organizations should embrace the technical practices and provides some examples of practices they can use and the benefits they will receive.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

  1. Why the 9th Agile Principle matters
    • Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances Agile.
  2. Without technical excellence tech debt increases
    • What is tech debt
    • The invisible threat - as code quality decreases the more time it takes per feature
  3. Maintainable and clean code
  4. XP Practices
    • Coding Standard
    • Collective code ownership
    • Small releases
    • Continuous Integration
    • Simple Design
    • TDD
    • Refactoring
    • Pair Programming
  5. Combining Agile and DevOps results
  6. Recommendations

Learning Outcome

Understanding of why technical excellence matters.

Overview of some practices that the audience can take back and start applying in their daily work.

Recommendations of where to begin and resources to learn more.

Target Audience

development team

schedule Submitted 1 year ago

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