Obtaining Business Cooperation for Software Goals

Three hour workshop
Chelsea Troy

Obtaining Business Cooperation for Software Goals

Obtaining Business Cooperation for Software Goals

Chelsea Troy
🇬🇧 English

Online
Total duration: 3h00

Timezone: Europe, Amsterdam
Tuesday April 23 16:00 - 19:00
 
Timezone: America, Toronto
Tuesday April 23 10:00 - 13:00


Summary

  • Explaining our solutions to the business.
    • Why “tech debt” discussions tend not to work.
    • Metrics to use instead.
  • Instilling confidence that our maintenance efforts will actually improve velocity.
    • Why do we tend to rapidly return to our prior velocity after “tech debt week"? - How do we fix it?

For who?

This workshop is targeted at Senior Engineers, Tech Leads, Engineering Managers, and Product Managers.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the pitfalls that make business stakeholders wary of engineers asking for time to do maintenance.
  • Learn to navigate those pitfalls and establish trust with the business.
  • Learn to proactively design for business goals to improve the working relationship and achieve better outcomes in the code base.

Requirements

You have some experience writing on production systems in any programming language.

Testimonial

Chelsea is one of the most engaging programming teachers I've learned from in recent memory,

Chelsea Troy

About Chelsea Troy

"I write code for money, fling barbells for fun, and write about tech for jack diddly at chelseatroy.com."

Chelsea writes code on projects like the Zooniverse Citizen Science Mobile App and the NASA Landsat Image Processing Pipeline. She looks for clients who are saving the planet, advancing basic scientific research, or providing resources to underserved communities. She has been known to take projects in mobile development, web development, and machine learning. She streams some programming sessions to YouTube, so you can watch her code (and narrate!) in real time. She then turns the recordings into educational materials.

Chelsea also teaches Mobile Software Development at the Master’s Program in Computer Science at the University of Chicago. She is the author of chelseatroy.com and a book called Remote Work Sucks (the title is kind of a trap). She organizes two conferences: PromptConf (Chicago area, very technical) and ORD Camp (Chicago area, not nearly as technical).

Chelsea flings barbells around for fun. She drives an electric cafe cruiser named Gigi. She's very gay.

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Obtaining Business Cooperation for Software Goals

Chelsea Troy
🇬🇧 English

Online
Total duration: 3h00

Timezone: Europe, Amsterdam
Tuesday April 23 16:00 - 19:00
 
Timezone: America, Toronto
Tuesday April 23 10:00 - 13:00


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