Webinar

Saving Projects From Process Debt

Learn about the nature of process debt including shortcomings in things like culture, empathy, collaboration, morale, experience, and requirements.

Hosted on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 3:00 pm

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About the Webinar

Software projects accumulate many kinds of debt. Each debt comes in the form of small qualitative shortcomings we (knowingly or unknowingly) choose to ignore in the name of shipping. They cause friction—and over time they can combine to easily grind momentum to a halt if left unchecked. While these kinds of debt can in fact be useful (if not necessary) to creating software, teams need to understand the nature of their shortcomings to prevent “velocity bankruptcy.”

In this one-hour webinar, we’ll discuss the nature of process debt: hitting on shortcomings in things like culture, empathy, collaboration, morale, experience, and requirements. We’ll discuss examples, tips on identifying the risks in your own projects, and how to decide when to avoid, mitigate, or accept and track these risks.

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Brian McElaney
Senior Vice President, Technology,

The “sommelier” of Think Company, Mac is a polyglot engineer and solutions architect who loves finding the right technologies to pair with the situation at hand. He has over twenty years of experience developing dynamic web applications across multiple industries and over a decade leading distributed polyglot development teams. He’s also a (minor) award-winning pit master, international traveler (17 countries and counting), certified sommelier, and avid surf fisherman.

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