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Managing Technical Debt Using Agile

Agile Leadership Network Houston

Thursday, March 17, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CDT)

Managing Technical Debt Using Agile

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Managing Technical Debt Using Agile

Chances are each of us at one time or another has inherited the responsibility of supporting a code base that was developed in less than ideal conditions. Perhaps this code base was written hastily, for short-term use only, without quality standards, by inexperienced programmers, or even this way for valid business reasons. Regardless of the reason, the result is often a software code base riddled in “technical debt”.

Technical debt is the consequence of choosing a software design or construction approach that is expedient but increases complexity and future costs. It can impede the team’s ability to add new features, quickly fix bugs, and evolve the software product. From a business perspective, technical debt can keep a company from remaining competitive in today’s dynamic marketplace.

This webinar explores 3 main topics:

  1. Types of technical debt
  2. How to manage existing technical debt using Agile
  3. How to use Agile to develop new software while avoiding technical debt.

The presenter will use examples from his recent experiences to enhance the topics discussed.

Michael HallMichael Hall is the CEO of Three Beacons, a leading agile methods training and consulting company. He is a popular Agile coach, CSM, and trainer who travels all over the world delivering agile training and software process diagnosis services. As an early adopter and confirmed agilist, his practical experience with Agile Methods spans over 10 years.

Michael is also a software practitioner. He has over 20 years of practical experience leading, transforming, and improving both small and large teams to successful commercial product delivery at companies such as WorldLink, Samsung America, ESI, Nortel Networks, and E-Systems. This practical hands-on experience gives Michael an excellent base of real-world knowledge and an insightful understanding of solutions when using Agile Methods.



Sysco Corporation

1390 Enclave Parkway - Houston, Texas - 281-584-1390

Please park in front of either Sysco building (1370 & 1390 Enclave Parkway).

If front lots are full, park on the street along Forkland Drive and walk around to the front entrance of 1390.



Our thanks to Improving Enterprises for providing Food and Refreshments for this meeting.

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PMPs may file for 1 PDU under Continuing Certification Requirements’ “Category 4: Other Providers.”

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Sysco Corporation
1390 Enclave Parkway
Houston, 77077

Thursday, March 17, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CDT)

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