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December 2014
Date: Tuesday - December 16, 2014
Topic: Sustainable Software Development for Agile Teams
Speaker: Alexander von Zitzewitz

Abstract

Sustainable Software Development for Agile Teams

Almost every non-trivial software system suffers from the accumulation of technical debt and structural erosion. With every new release quality metrics and developer productivity go down, while it becomes more and more difficult to change or maintain the system. While agile processes have certainly helped to improve some aspects of software development they do not automatically improve technical quality or encourage software craftsmanship. This session first looks at the technical and social causes of this industry wide problem. From there the focus will shift to possible solutions involving organizational changes, process improvements and tool-based fully automized control of quality metrics and architecture.

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About the Speaker

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Alexander von Zitzewitz

Alexander von Zitzewitz is a serial entrepreneur in the software business and one of the founders of hello2morrow, an ISV specializing in static analysis tools that can enforce architecture and quality rules during development and maintenance of software systems. He worked in the industry since the early 1980's and focusses on the role of software architecture and technical quality on successful project outcomes. He moved from Germany to Massachusetts in 2008 to develop hello2morrow's business in North America.

 

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