Technical Debt Assessment: A Case of Simultaneous Improvement at Three Levels

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Technical Debt Assessment: A Case of Simultaneous Improvement at Three Levels

Executive Update
Posted May 20, 2010 in Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence

Cutter Consortium was called into a software organization by its venture capital firm to conduct a Technical Debt Assessment and Valuation. The code to be evaluated had been acquired two years prior. Until the organization built the capability to develop the code in its US headquarters, the development had continued through an outsourcing company in another country. The assessment came just as the company was about to release ~200K lines of Java code.