Technical Debt Dilemma
August 17, 2022— Time to read 4 minutes
When a software system reaches a certain age, the terms 'technical debt' or 'TechDebt' are used more and more often. Things are no longer going as fast as one would like. Everywhere more efforts than expected are adding up. Nevertheless, feature...
Technical Debt, Legacy Code, Maintenance Load
August 10, 2022— Time to read 4 minutes
Teams often struggle with a lot of technical efforts in order to keeping up the cycle time of new feature releases. Often, they use different terms to describe these technical problems & efforts. However, these terms differ in their meaning and are...
Platform team against technical debt: Good idea or nasty trap?
March 29, 2021— Time to read 4 minutes
Recently, we've been seeing the idea to set up a dedicated platform team in various places in order to deal with the technical debt. In the following, we take a look at the idea from different perspectives and discuss the question: Is this really...
How to communicate technical debt?
March 18, 2021— Time to read 3 minutes
It is striking that even experienced developers have difficulties in communicating the benefit of reducing technical debt well. In this post, we describe two key points that have helped us communicate technical debt more effectively.
Excessive technical debt is almost always an omission of technical management
March 17, 2021— Time to read 3 minutes
With today's widespread concept of empowered teams, especially in the agile context, it's easy to shift all responsibility for technical debt on to teams. However, it's not that simple.
Technical debt - despite its name - is not a purely technical problem
March 15, 2021— Time to read 4 minutes
In this post, we describe seven principles that have helped to deal with technical debt more effectively.