Upcoming Free Webinar: A Technical Debt Roadmap

  1. Posted on January 21, 2011 10:56:AM by Steve McConnell to 10x Software Development
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I’m excited about the webinar I’ll be leading on “A Technical Debt Roadmap.” It’s Tuesday, January 25, at 11:00 am Pacific Time. Check it out.

Here’s a description:

"Technical Debt" refers to delayed technical work that is incurred when technical short cuts are taken, usually in pursuit of calendar-driven software schedules.

Technical debt is inherently neither good nor bad. Just like financial debt, some technical debts can serve valuable business purposes. Other technical debts are simply counterproductive. However, just as with financial debt, it's important to know what you're getting into.

In this one-hour webinar, Steve McConnell explains in detail the different types of technical debt, when organizations should and shouldn't take them on, and best practices in managing, tracking and paying down debt. You'll gain insights into how to use technical debt strategically and how to keep technical and business staff involved in the process. Seats are limited, so sign up for this in-depth webinar today!

jfrobishow said:

January 25, 2011 10:17:AM

Will the session be made available online after the webcast?

Steve McConnell said:

January 25, 2011 10:58:AM

Yes, it will be available online both at the original URL and from our website.

Rob said:

January 25, 2011 11:48:AM

Missed the talk because this page says 11am PST, but it happened at 10am :( Oh well I guess I'll have to watch the recorded version.

Steve McConnell said:

January 25, 2011 12:04:PM

@Rob - OMG, I am so sorry about that! I can't believe I misquoted the time. The recorded talk will be available within a day or two -- I'll post details as soon as I have them.

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Steve McConnell

Steve McConnell is CEO and Chief Software Engineer at Construx Software where he consults to a broad range of industries, teaches seminars, and oversees Construx’s software development practices. In 1998, readers of Software Development magazine named Steve one of the three most influential people in the software industry along with Bill Gates and Linus Torvalds.

Steve is the author of Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art (2006), Code Complete (1993, 2004), Rapid Development (1996), Software Project Survival Guide (1998), and Professional Software Development (2004). His books twice won Software Development magazine's Jolt Excellence award for outstanding software development book of the year.

Steve has served as Editor in Chief of IEEE Software magazine, on the Panel of Experts of the SWEBOK project, and as Chair of the IEEE Computer Society’s Professional Practices Committee.

Steve received a Bachelor’s degree from Whitman College, graduating Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and earned a Master’s degree in software engineering from Seattle University.
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