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Monday, April 24 • 10:15am - 11:15am
179: Technical Debt - On the Clock

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We've all seen the national debt clock, fictitious to some, but a real threat to our country. Closer to home is a another threat just as serious and yet just as fictitious to some. We're talking about your organization's technical debt. Not the lease payments on your Power system, but rather the sum total of hidden exposures and future expenses that are brought about by less than optimal practices. Every company has it. They key is minimizing if not eliminating it through better practice, technology and collaboration. Join me as we explore some of the worst examples of technical debt and how to stop the bleeding, All while putting it into terms that your boss will understand.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the concept of technical debt and its adverse effects on an organization.
2. Be able to convey this message to non-technical C-level managers.
3. Take steps to eliminate (pay down) technical debt and prevent it from accruing in the future.

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Christopher Burns

Sr. Consultant, Tri-Delta Resources
Most of my peers know me as the brains behind Inuendo, an open source database model and API layer. But I'm just an IBM i geek like everyone else. In recent years, I've tackled the sensitive topic of Technical Debt, and how to eliminate it.  Check out my open source projects on GitHub... Read More →

Monday April 24, 2023 10:15am - 11:15am MDT
Governors Square 16
  IT Strategy