Talk focused on preparing to apply Agile Engineering Practices on an existing code base. Most existing projects differ in structure and quality compared to greenfield Agile projects. They often suffer from Code Smells, Architectural Smells, and Deployment Smells. Overcoming these in an evolutionary manner is key to paving the way for successful application of Agile Engineering Practices. Failure to do so could lead to stress and counterproductive results. This presentation covers why, what, and how of some useful techniques.
Presented at Agile in Business conference at Pune, India, during India Agile Week (Oct 2013).