Understanding and Eliminating Technical Debt

In this course we explore what technical debt is, the problems it causes, and how you can identify and quantify it. We then address how to create an action plan to address it, and look at some practical techniques for repaying it.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 7, 2014
Duration
3h 17m
Table of contents
The Technical Debt Problem
Types of Technical Debt
Quantifying Technical Debt
Communication
Creating an Action Plan
Practical Techniques for Repaying Technical Debt
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 7, 2014
Duration
3h 17m
Description

If you are working on a large and successful commercial project, technical debt can gradually accumulate as you take the decision to do things the quick way rather than the right way. If care isn't taken, technical debt can threaten the long-term success of your project. In this course we take a broad look at the wide variety of forms that technical debt can appear in, and look at how you can identify it and quantify it with metrics. We also look at the challenges associated with repaying it, including getting the rest of the development team and your managers to view it as a priority. We conclude the course with advice about techniques and action plans for repaying the debt.

About the author
About the author

Mark Heath is a software developer based in Southampton, England, working for NICE Systems as a software architect creating cloud based digital evidence management systems for the police. He is the creator of NAudio, an open source audio framework for .NET.

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