Jakob wants to give this talk

How to plan and perform improvements on legacy systems

I've recently read the book "The Mikado Method" from Ola Ellnestam and Daniel Brolund who describe a pragmatic but very effective method to work with legacy code. Inspired by the book we've applied the technique to work on a (yet not published) feature at GitHub.

As I think every developer should know about this technique I'm more than happy to present the core principles of the "Mikado Method".