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I’m honoured to have two sessions approved for NDC 2014 in Oslo in June. I’ll be talking on “Strangling the Legacy out of an Application” and “Using the Scrum Rules Against your Boss”.

If you are a frequent reader of my blog you know that diving deep into the code and using agile methods are two of areas that I’m interested in. Now I’ll have the opportunity to not only write about it and also talk about it. I have to confess though that I’m a bit nervous. I’m doing the strangling talk right after the opening keynote on the first day of the conference. The scrum talk is at the very last slot of the conference on Friday, in a room that will house scrum talks by Mike Cohn all day before it’s my turn.

Using the Scrum Rules Against your Boss

Managers think that Scrum was invented to make developers work harder. That’s a lie. Scrum was invented by developers to keep managers away so that developers get time to do actual work.
Learn how the Scrum rules can be used against your boss to get a realistic workload and more coding time without interruptions.

Strangling the Legacy out of an Application

A ten year old system with a basic architecture from a distant past (.NET 1.0? VB6?). New functionality built throughout the years with the then state of the art technology. On top of that some cosmetics to make the web interface look modern, but in reality the application is rotten on the inside and about to fall apart any day. That’s a common work environment for many developers.
But there is a way to get out of it without funding for a complete rewrite. Anders shares his experiences on strangling, a method where a new architecture is built in and around the existing code based, gradually replacing the old rotten code with a shiny new architecture.


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