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John Heintz

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John Heintz is a Technical Consultant with Cutter Consortium's Agile Project & Product Management practice. He is an experienced agile manager, particularly in lean and kanban. In 2008, Mr. Heintz founded Gist Labs to further focus on the essential criteria for innovative success. Read more ...

Apr 192016
 
Six Ways to Reduce Tech Debt

What strategies do you apply to modernizing a product code base? What results do you get with those strategies? This Advisor takes a retrospective look at a past project, both to describe the strategies my colleagues and I used to rearchitect the product and to validate the effectiveness of those strategies with two technical debt assessments via Cutter’s Technical Debt Assessment and Valuation practice. The six strategies we used are presented here. The two assessments are used to evaluate the measured impact on the system from the team’s efforts and compare it to the actual time spent modernizing the code. This is the story of the DeLorean system, a client’s longtime production setup. (While not Read more