Sunday, March 21, 2010

Take your time to pay for this technical debt, but let me know how you would prevent it in the future!

In a previous blog, I explained why 'Technical debt is not bad!', and explained that this idea pays for itself on the long run. However, the title of this post indicates the right question asked by senior management while negotiating time to pay for technical debts.

The idea is that: Part of fixing a problem is preventing it from re-occurring.

This does not mean that technical debt will not re-occur; it means that the specific issue that caused this type of technical debt should be resolved from the roots and hopefully not re-occur.

This way of thinking is a characteristic of high mature organizations.

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