Collaboration at Scale: Identifying and Prioritizing Technical Debt
With Richard Kasperowski, Co-Founder of the Greatness Guild; M. Scott Ford, Founder and Chief Code Whisperer of Corgibytes, LLC; and Luke Hohmann, Founder and CEO of Conteneo, Inc.
While teams within large organizations often inherent substantial amounts of technical debt from legacy systems, they struggle on reaching agreement on what technical debt *is* and which aspects of their systems they should focus on improving. This webinar outlined how distributed teams can collaborate at scale to identify and prioritize technical debt.
About the Collaboration at Scale Webinar Series
A joint production of Scrum Alliance® and Conteneo Inc., the Collaboration at Scale webinar series is designed to provide a series of focused, outcome-driven solutions to collaboration problems faced by CSPOs, ScrumMasters, and Scrum Team members in organizations of ten or more Scrum Teams.
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Richard Kasperowski is a cofounder of the Greatness Guild, a signatory of the Manifesto for Greatness, and the author of The Core Protocols: A Guide to Greatness. He leads clients in building great teams that get great results, using the Core Protocols, Agile, and open space technology. Richard teaches the class Agile Software Development at Harvard University. Follow him on Twitter at @rkasper, read more about him at www.kasperowski.com, and email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
M. Scott Ford
M. Scott Ford is a polyglot developer who, at last count, is fluent in over 20 programming languages. Scott’s love of software restoration and remodeling began in college, where he and his team were responsible for retrofitting the testing tools for the X-31 jet fighter. Since then, Scott has maintained a test-focused approach to his work and found the most joy in projects where an existing codebase needed to be improved.
Luke Hohmann is the founder and CEO of Conteneo Inc. (formerly the Innovation Games® Company). Conteneo’s enterprise software platforms and professional services merge collaboration frameworks, data analytics, and domain expertise to help organizations optimize decision making in the areas of strategy, innovation, sales, product development, and market research. Luke is also cofounder of Every Voice Engaged Foundation (EVEF), a 501(c)3 nonprofit that that helps citizens, governments, and other nonprofit organizations collaborate at scale to solve technical and wicked problems. EVEF has been a leader in the Participatory Budgeting movement, helping citizens prioritize hundreds of millions of dollars through budget games. EVEF has also partnered with the Kettering Foundation to create Common Ground for Action, the first platform for scalable deliberative decision making. Luke is thankful for the thousands of colleagues from the Agile community who have donated their time to EVEF.