Manage Project Portfolios More Effectively by Including Software Debt in the Decision Process

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Manage Project Portfolios More Effectively by Including Software Debt in the Decision Process

Posted September 30, 2010 in Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence


SOFTWARE DEBT EXPLAINED

When talking about debt in software, there tends to be a focus on the code itself. This type of software debt is described as technical debt. Although this is an important type of debt to manage in software development, there are other aspects that must be tended to as well. Software debt includes the following:

  • Technical debt -- issues found in the code that will affect future development, but not those involving feature completeness