This is a five steps guide that covers how you should proceed to tackle Technical Debt in software projects.
Did you know that 70 percent of C-level executives admit that what is holding their companies back from technological innovation is Technical Debt? Are you aware of Technical Debt costs $85 billion per year in companies around the globe? With an eye toward balancing business demands with clean code, the idea of Technical Debt (TD) has emerged.
Whether you are in the business of designing software, delivering healthcare, or selling shoes, software development is now part of your domain and without a solid technical capabilities, your company will not survive the fast-paced world.
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Bogged down by Technical Debt, enterprise systems are making it nearly impossible for companies to evolve, much less aim for the kind of innovation that today’s marketplaces demand. The problem is a software product can only handle so much Technical Debt before it begins to crumble under the weight of its own inefficiency.
And here is another interesting fact: 79 percent of software engineers and architects state that lack of awareness about Technical Debt has been a problem, which eventually will impact not only in the team in charge of development but in the company that will end up using the product or solution.
Even though your best-case situation is to remove it completely, this can be almost an unrealistic goal to achieve. The good news is that we all are capable to cope with the Technical Debt issues. So, what would be the best path to follow?
On the following White Paper, you will find a complete guide to tackling Technical Debt in software development. The material is aimed at companies who would like to have their in-house IT team handle things but is also applicable should you eventually choose to outsource the work.
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