Software Craftsmanship for Non-Developers

Software Craftsmanship

Have you heard the developers on your team throw around terms like code smell, DRY, or SOLID you just look at them with a blank stare? When your senior developer tells you that they need to spend a sprint taking care of technical debt do you just think they are wanting some time to goof off? Then this session is for you. We will discuss what exactly software craftmanship is and what is not and why it can be important on your team.

Short Abstract

What exactly are these software craftsmanship terms like code smell, DRY, and SOLID and why are my developers frustrated that I do not understand these terms? During this session we’ll discuss what exactly software craftsmanship is and why it’s important for your team.


45/60/75-minute session


  • Software Craftsmanship
  • Process

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what Software Craftsmanship is and why it is important for your software development team
  • Understand what technical debt is and how to use it to your benefit and prevent it from causing issues to the future of your projects
  • Understand what the SOLID and principles are and how they help developers build high-quality applications
  • Understand the software craftsmanship principles and how they help developers build high-quality applications
  • Understand what code smells are, how to detect them, and how to mitigate them



Event Location Date
Music City Tech 2019 Nashville, TN September 5-7, 2019
Cincy Day of Agile 2018 Cincinnati, OH July 27, 2018