The High Cost of Technical Debt
Products carry technical debt when they are difficult or risky to change. Technical debt isn’t listed on your balance sheet, yet it can destroy your business. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that eBay lost its competitive edge due to nine million lines of bad code that cannot be changed easily. Is your company next? To thrive in the new economy, you’ll need to adapt your products to your evolving understanding of their requirements as you get feedback from the marketplace. Can technical debt be prevented with more enlightened management practices or technical practices ? Does Scrum make the situation better or worse? In this session, long-time developer and recovering software architect Michael James explores recent discoveries about technical debt, and what you can do about them.
Strategic Vision & Scrum: Looking Beyond The Next Sprint
When organizations adopt an agile approach to development like Scrum there is so much focus on the iterative nature of agile development that long range vision and strategic product design can get lost. In this webinar, Certified Scrum Trainer and Agile Process Mentor, Jimi Fosdick, PMP, CST discusses the need to include long term product vision, coherent user experience and User Centered design and architecture along with specific best practices for achieving a coherent product that delights users.
A Marriage Made in Heaven: Agile and Project Portfolio Management
Project Portfolio Management is the one of key tools that enables senior IT executives to keep projects and applications aligned with overall business objectives. However, the increased adoption of Agile techniques in software engineering tends to run counter to the goals of senior IT, with its rapid iterative approach to building software. Done well though, IT Project Portfolio Management, combined with Agile Project Management, can provide organizations powerful capabilities for managing a resource constrained project portfolio.
Agile Transformation Strategy – A Blueprint for Enterprise Success
Is your organization exploring or implementing an Agile transformation? If so, it is critical for you to assess where your enterprise stands in the process and to understand what short term and long term improvements must be made in order to succeed. Working onsite with thousands of customers that represent a large cross-section of industries and organizations, CollabNet Agile Coaches have observed patterns and key milestones in the way organizations adopt and scale Agile. In this webinar, “Agile Transformation Strategy – A Blueprint for Enterprise Success”, Angela Druckman, CST, will outline the phases enterprises go through in their agile transformation and outline a sound strategy and “blueprint” to help guide organizations on their path to Agility. Learn what it takes to be successful in an Enterprise Agile Transformation and what resources are available to help accelerate your success and your organization’s return-on-investment.