F12 – 701: Technical Debt: A Treasure to Discover and Destroy

Track: Leadership Perspectives for Testers

Some treasures are worth the plunder as they yield vast amounts of riches and jewels. Other treasures are often better left untouched. This session is about a treasure that no organization wants to see or face but the rewards for acknowledging and destroying the treasure is vast and bountiful. As we continue to see companies grow and expand, organizations are building VERY strong feature sets atop a crumbling architectural foundation. Learn what the seven deadly sins of technical debt are, and the steps you can take to eliminate them! See firsthand what the very obstacles are that we are trying to avoid yet falling right into their path. Learn what the tester’s role is in helping to make certain we never pitfall into this environment again. Leave armed with the steps we can take to adjust the rigging and make certain we never sail down the path of endless debt again.

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Session Speaker:

Lee HensonLee Henson – Chief Agile Enthusiast, AgileDad
Lee’s 12 years of experience spans a broad array of software production roles and responsibilities. He is currently one of just over 100 Certified Scrum Trainers (CST) worldwide. He is also a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner. Lee has worked as a GUI web developer, quality assurance analyst, automated test engineer, QA Manager, product manager, project manager, ScrumMaster, agile coach, consultant, & training professional. His client list includes over 25 of the Fortune 100 companies, Government sector projects, small and large software production facilities, and multiple large-scale e-commerce implementations.

Lee is a graduate of the Disney Management Institute and is the author of the Definitive Agile Checklist. He publishes the Agile Mentor Newsletter. He is the inventor of Rapid Release Planning and is continually looking for ways to advance testing practices in the Agile and Scrum community.