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Is your team constantly missing delivery dates? Is the velocity decreasing from sprint to sprint while the development costs are rising? Are customers complaining about the increasing number of bugs and the long time it takes to add new features? These are all signs that you are mired in technical debt and probably on your way to bankruptcy or a complete system rewrite. Technical debt is inevitable, whether intentional or unintentional. However, not managing technical debt can paralyze your organization. Fadi Stephan expands on the technical debt metaphor and introduces a technical debt management plan that enables executives and teams to make prudent decisions on code quality and technical debt. Come learn how to measure the quality of your code base and determine the amount of your debt.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

Most teams are either unaware of the debt that they are accumulating, aware of it but can't get management to agree to a debt reduction plan, or are aware of it but don't really know how to tackle it. In this presentation, I'll discuss the differences between good debt and bad debt and introduce tools that help teams analyze and understand the type of debt they are in. Attendees will learn how to use this information to engage management and apply a debt management plan and a debt reduction plan.

The talk is based on my research and consulting experience in making development teams and managers care about technical debt. It is based on the tools that I setup to help them be aware of the debt, measure it, quantify it and manage it.

General Presentation Outline:

* Introduction (5)

* Technical Debt (10)

* --The Metaphor

* --Impact of Trading on Quality

* --Design Stamina Hypothesis

* --Technical Debt Quadrant

* Managing Technical Debt (20)

* --Register the Debt

* --Evaluate the Code Base

* --Monitize the Debt

* --The Technical Debt Triangle

* --5 techniques to Pay Down The Debt

* --Staying out of debt?

* Summary (5)

Learning Outcome

* Reasons behind technical debt.

* Differences between good debt and bad debt.

* Tools and techniques to assess, categorize, quantify, and prioritize technical debt.

* Strategies for engaging executives and getting buy-in to reduce technical debt.

* Tools and techniques to reduce and monitor debt and prevent debt accumulation.

Target Audience

teams dealing with technical debt

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