Technology Debt Creation and Growth

Posted March 9, 2017 in Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence
Ram Reddy

One major obstacle to business agility and innovation is technology debt (TD). TD obstacles manifest themselves as non-IT executives complain that “we can’t launch this new product/service as our IT systems will not allow us to.” From an IT standpoint, the inability of existing IT systems to support the proposed new product/service launch is a result of past technology “workarounds” that were implemented to meet an accelerated timeline or reduced budget.

About The Author
Ram Reddy
Ram Reddy is a Senior Consultant with Cutter's Business Technology and Digital Transformation Strategies practice. Mr. Reddy most recently served as Vice President for IT Strategy and Projects at Jacobs Engineering Corporation (JEC). He was awarded Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders award in 2015 for helping implement a “follow the sun” IT support model for JEC’s global workforce. Prior to joining JEC, Mr. Reddy held multiple IT leadership… Read More
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