ALM / DevOps

W11 Stop the Waste and Get Out of (Technical) Debt


1:30pm - 2:45pm

Level: Intermediate

Richard Hundhausen

Consultant & Trainer


The problem with doing things in a quick and dirty way is that the dirty remains long after the quick is gone. Today's software developers are constantly making tradeoffs of time and quality in order to deliver working software on time. As you code, you suspect that there is a better, cleaner way to solve the problem at hand. Since you have forecasts, goals, and commitments to achieve, you can't invest an inordinate amount of time locating the optimal answer. Solutions that are "fit for purpose" are good enough. In this session, you will learn where waste and technical debt come from and, more importantly, some techniques for reducing and possibly removing them all together.

You will learn:

  • How to create and use a definition of done
  • How Agile software requirements reduce waste and focus the team on developing fit for purpose solutions
  • How pairing, code reviews, and other practices can reduce debt and increase code quality