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Addressing the Hidden Obstacles to Innovation and Digital Disruption

Posted April 5, 2016 in Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence Cutter Business Technology Journal
creating tech debt

In this article, I will explain how to get business engagement and “buy-in” to remove technology debt using existing IT processes such as the quarterly/annual ­budgeting process, design reviews, and functional walkthroughs. To obtain funding and business sponsorship for TD remediation projects, it is important to get non-IT executives to understand and support the TD remediation challenges. Understanding how technology debt is created is essential to preventing, containing, and retiring the debt.

About The Author
Ram Reddy
Ram Reddy is a Senior Consultant with Cutter's Business Technology and Digital Transformation Strategies practice. Mr. Reddy most recently served as Vice President for IT Strategy and Projects at Jacobs Engineering Corporation (JEC). He was awarded Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders award in 2015 for helping implement a “follow the sun” IT support model for JEC’s global workforce. Prior to joining JEC, Mr. Reddy held multiple IT leadership… Read More
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