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Friday, November 14 • 11:00 - 12:00
Constructive Action in the Face Of Technical Debt

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When we plan and manage projects, we are seldom given a blank page. We have staffing and scheduling concerns, and a variety of other issues to contend with, but below each of them is the one thing that affects completion and effort more than anything else: the quality of the existing code.
In this talk, Michael Feathers will outline managerial and team strategies for moving projects forward in the context of code that is hard to change. We'll talk about how to manage risk, how to create new opportunities moving forward, and how to work in ways which avoid to creation of further problems in large existing code bases.

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Michael Feathers

Director, R7K LLC
Michael Feathers is the founder and Director of R7K Research & Conveyance, a company specializing in software and organization design. Prior to forming R7K, Michael was the Chief Scientist of Obtiva and a consultant with Object Mentor International. Over the years, Michael has spent a great deal of time helping teams after design over time in code bases. Michael is also the author of the book Working Effectively with Legacy Code (Prentice Hall... Read More →


Friday November 14, 2014 11:00 - 12:00
Keynote

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