Technical Debt: The Continued Burden on Software Innovation -- Opening Statement

Posted April 5, 2016 in Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence Cutter Business Technology Journal
Tom Grant

There is a price tag for innovating quickly and easily. One of the costly line items is technical debt, the increased drag on the ability to do software innovation that arises from a very specific source: failing to code with a proper level of care and diligence. Writing code is much like another procedural exercise -— writing laws and regulations. The less care one takes in the process of creating these instructions, the harder it will be to diagnose unintended problems and fix them, or even to build on the existing procedural foundations.

About The Author
Tom Grant
Tom Grant is the former Practice Director of Cutter Consortium's Agile Product Management & Software Engineering Excellence practice. Dr. Grant's expertise in software development and delivery with a particular focus on Agile, Lean, application lifecycle management (ALM), product management, serious games, collaboration, innovation, and requirements.  Most recently, Dr. Grant was a Senior Analyst at Forrester Research. Previously, he served… Read More
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