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Straight Talk on Technical Debt

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Crushing Debt LoadThe intensity and speed of Agile development puts a premium on satisfying the functional requirements of business users. But this intense focus comes at the expense of structural quality.

Can we measure this effect? Indeed. We can do it by calculating the technical debt accrued during the Agile development process.

And once we quantify technical debt we can begin to ask questions like “how much technical debt is too much?”

On February 17th, in San Francisco, Jim Highsmith, executive consultant for ThoughtWorks, and yours truly will host a session on technical debt. We’ll cover the following topics:

  • Are we measuring the right metrics in Agile?
  • How is technical debt measured in Agile?
  • What are the financial implications of technical debt?
  • How can we use technical debt to make the right tradeoffs between delivery speed today and cost of maintenance tomorrow?

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EVENT DETAILS Date: Thursday, February 17th Time: 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. Location: The Palace Hotel, San Francisco, CA

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