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Technical Debt with Declan Whelan

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Declan Whelan (http://dpwhelan.com/) (twitter (https://twitter.com/dwhelan), github (https://github.com/dwhelan)) discuss technical debt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technical_debt) in the context of agile software development.

Agile transformations usually focus on process change by 'installing Scrum (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrum_(software_development))'. More enlightened adoptions pay attention to the Human Systems within the organization. Most do not address the technical aspects of the work. And unlike a poorly run kitchen this technical debt is difficult to see, communicate and address. And the result is we build organizations that are more effective at building bigger balls of mud more effectively.

In this session we will review the core technical practices from Extreme Programming (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extreme_programming) that are crucial for long term agile success. We will explore mechanisms to measure and visualize technical debt. We will provide tools to communicate and manage technical debt to help organizations balance their agile work.