Increase Business Value of IT by managing technical debt strategically

Wednesday 5th June 2013 , 6:30 pm.

Speaker: Ali Law FBCS, IT Director at Royal London Intermediary.

Venue: Room 4.31, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB.

Refreshments and networking from 6:00 pm.

This event is free of charge and open to all. No registration required - just turn up.

Synopsis

One of the interesting trends over the last few years is the growing use of the term 'technical debt', largely driven by the agile community. As a profession we are acutely aware of the some of the elements of debt, such as defects, and we instinctively know the impact over time. From the IT perspective, it's obvious, surely?

Rather than keep this valuable knowledge to ourselves, we can create business benefit by placing the measurement and management of technical debt at the heart of what we do as a business. We can build trust and deliver more value as a profession.

About the speaker

 

Ali has been involved in software development in many different industries and is currently IT Director at Royal London Intermediary. His experience has ranged from applications for offshore installations to the greenfield development of a new bank.

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