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Technical Debt Is Not Free

Abstract

So many software development teams rack up technical debt and do not even realize it. But even if you are a more mature team and recognize and maybe even document technical debt, what good is it if you do not take action. Just like in other parts of our life, just because we can accumulate bunches of debt, if we do not take steps to handle it, we will be destined for bad times when that comes due. In this session, we’ll explore technical debt, how to properly document and track it, and – more importantly – how to address it so that it does not cause significant issues down the road.

Short Abstract

Teams often rack up tech debt without realizing it. Even mature teams might recognize and maybe even document tech debt; but what good is it if you don’t take action. We’ll explore tech debt, how to document and track it, and how to address it so that it does not cause significant issues later on.

Type

  • 45/60/75-minute session

Tags

  • Agile
  • Best Practices
  • Business
  • Code Quality
  • Project Management
  • Software Craftsmanship
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Technical Debt

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what technical debt is and how to measure it
  • Understand how to track technical debt in a way meaningful for developers and the business
  • Learn ways to combat technical debt

Presentations

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Momentum 2022 Cincinnati, OH October 20, 2022 TBA TBA Available Afterwards
Scenic City Summit 2022 Chattanooga, TN July 22, 2022 2:00 pm EDT Ballroom Slides
Louisville .NET Meetup – July 2022 Louisville, KY July 20, 2022 7:00 pm EDT Modis Slides
Nebraska.Code() 2022 Lincoln, NE July 15, 2022 2:30 pm CDT Grand Ballroom Slides
dev up 2022 St. Charles, MO June 8, 2022 11:00 am CDT Prosperity Slides