Articles published in July 2006

Technical Debt and Design Death: Part II

Technical Debt and Design Death: Part II

My last article dealt with technical debt and design death. This article is going to expand upon those ideas. In a far-from-academic way, I’d like to discuss what happens once you already have legacy code. What are your options for dealing w...

Technical Debt and Design Death

Technical Debt and Design Death

At a recent Scrum gathering, Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland spoke about technical and design death. Although the concepts themselves are not new, Ken and Jeff have identified a number of characteristics that (I believe) are original insights. In...

Sprint Planning: Better Together

Sprint Planning: Better Together

While teaching a recent Certified ScrumMaster class I was asked what a ScrumMaster should do about a team member who doesn’t want to participate in a sprint planning meeting. In this specific case, the question referred to a team member who ...