The Psychology and Politics of Technical Debt: How We Incur Technical Debt and Why Retiring It Is So Difficult

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The Psychology and Politics of Technical Debt: How We Incur Technical Debt and Why Retiring It Is So Difficult

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Posted March 20, 2016 in Agile Product Management & Software Engineering Excellence Cutter Business Technology Journal




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Many long-standing problems like technical debt owe their longevity to two factors — not dealing effectively with their causes and not dealing effectively with their resilience. Because what limits our ability to deal with technical debt might be not be technical, it is useful to explore possible psychological and political sources of the longevity of the technical debt problem.