“Technical Debt” refers to delayed technical work that is incurred when technical short cuts are taken, usually in pursuit of calendar-driven software schedules. Just like financial debt, some technical debts can serve valuable business purposes. Other technical debts are simply counterproductive.
In this presentation, Steve McConnell explains in detail the different types of technical debt, when organizations should and shouldn’t take them on, and best practices in managing, tracking and paying down debt. You’ll gain insights into how to use technical debt strategically and how to keep technical and business staff involved in the process.