Using Technical Debt to Make Good Decisions

Posted March 20, 2016 in Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence Cutter Business Technology Journal
John Heintz

Making decisions without important information can result in poor choices. That is especially true with respect to technical debt. Using a technical debt framework to inform our decision making is a powerful technique to help us quickly and confidently make better judgments. I’ve worked with numerous organizations that have benefited from understanding their technical debt this way, and in this article, John Heintz shares stories about three different clients and how they were able to make good decisions for their businesses based on the data found during technical debt assessments.

About The Author
John Heintz
John Heintz is a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium's Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence practice and CEO of Aptage. He is an experienced Agile manager, particularly in Lean and Kanban. In 2008, Mr. Heintz founded Gist Labs to further focus on the essential criteria for innovative success. On a recent project, he coached a 100-person Agile/Lean game studio, helping the organization increase its throughput of game… Read More
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