Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Technical Debt

Check out the white-paper I recently authored at the Silicon Valley Software Group.

Its main objective is to build a bridge between technical and non-technical executives to have rational discussions about technical debt, and then make rational decisions on how to tackle it.

Some of the main takeaways are:

  • Technical debt is on-going: Technical debt originates from a variety of sources, some legitimate, others less so, throughout the life of a product. This means that technical debt should be  integrated into the product roadmap process
  • There are different types of technical debt, characterized mainly by the risk they entail, and the cost to remedy. Consequently, there are different strategies to address different types of technical debt
  • Ranking the various types technical debt of a product on the two-dimensional plane risk vs cost-to-fix provides a good vehicle to foster dialogue, and decisions, about engineering priorities between technical and business executives.

For more details, please download the white-paper at: svsg.co/sme

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