The Technical Debt Trap

A session at NDC Oslo 2014

Thursday 5th June, 2014

5:40pm to 6:40pm (CET)

Technical Debt has become a catch-all phrase for any code that needs to be re-worked. Much like Refactoring has become a catch-all phrase for any activity that involves changing code. These fundamental misunderstandings and comfortable yet mis-applied metaphors have resulted in a plethora of poor decisions. What is technical debt? What is not technical debt? Why should we care? What is the cost of misunderstanding? What do we do about it? Doc discusses the origins of the metaphor, what it means today, and how we properly identify and manage technical debt.

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Doc Norton

Husband, Father, Runner. Software Craftsman. Agile Coach/Practitioner. Nothing I say here represents my employer.

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NDC Oslo 2014

Norway Norway, Oslo

2nd6th June 2014

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Time 5:40pm6:40pm CET

Date Thu 5th June 2014

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