How Did We End Up Here?

Have you ever wondered how our software industry has got itself into the pickle it is currently in? Most projects end up being massively late, costing way more than expected, and delivering big balls of mud that no one truly understands and thus are a nightmare to maintain.

This talk will be a full scale rant, attacking the technology industry’s sacred cows by exposing the motivations that hide behind them. We’ll discuss how these motivations lead us into practices that hinder rather than help us deliver quality software, practices that often make our lives just plain miserable. However, all is not doom and gloom. Some organisations seem to be achieving things that the traditional corporate IT departments can only dream of. What are they doing differently? We’ll explore this question and what we can learn from them.

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