Technical Debt: Challenging the Metaphor

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

I've been familiar with the term "technical debt" for nearly a decade now, and I remember how it first resonated with me as a way to describe the insidious complexity and entropy that slowly creeps into software systems. I've taught many teams about the notion of a technical credit card that can eventually become maxed out, such that you can no longer add features to a system without significant effort.

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David Rooney
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