Addressing Technical Debt to Build Technical Wealth

What is technical debt?

What causes technical debt?

  • Focusing on speed to market rather than sustainability
  • Branching new code off poorly written code/source code complexity
  • Lack of accountability to own specific systems or products
  • Not giving people the time and resources to tackle debt
  • Not culturally embracing digital best practices

How to address technical debt

Measure your debt

Audit what you owe

Prioritize debt

Afford time to address debt

Define standards and best practices

Consider team structure

Forget debt, build technical wealth

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