Tech Debt Audit: How to Prioritize and Reduce the Tech Debt that Matters Most

Presented by

Susie Forbath, Product Manager, VMware Pivotal Labs and Tyson McNulty, Software Developer, VMware Pivotal Labs

About this talk

Should we ever prioritize software development work that doesn’t add user or business value? Developers advocate for planned refactors, fixing flaky tests, and enhancing CI pipelines to reduce development toil. Yet, product managers often struggle to justify this type of work to business stakeholders. Luckily, everyone involved in modern app development wants to move fast and be happy! In this webinar, developers and product managers will learn how Tech Debt Audits can be used to bridge communication gaps, helping cross-functional teams prioritize work to reduce the tech debt that matters most. - How to run a Tech Debt Audit and address unhealthy practices - How to pay down your tech debt using tools such as Spring boot, Spring boot tests, Concourse, and VMware Tanzu - Tips for effective collaboration between developers and PMs to prioritize what tech debt needs to be addressed

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