Managed Technical Debt

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Debt is good. Organizations use it all the time to invest. Technical debt can be good. Are you investing wisely?

Learn more at http://verraes.net/2013/07/managed-technical-debt/

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Managed Technical Debt

  1. 1. Managed Technical Debt @mathiasverraes
  2. 2. Is technical debt is like debt with the bank?
  3. 3. We've always explained this wrong
  4. 4. Technical debt is like debt with the mob 1 Alberto Brandolini
  5. 5. Legacy is a system that is making money
  6. 6. The cost of ownership becomes greater than the value it provides
  7. 7. Ask your CFO about financial debt
  8. 8. Ask your CTO about technical debt
  9. 9. Companies take out debt all the time
  10. 10. The bad kind is unmanaged debt
  11. 11. Technical debt includes 4 Code 4 Infrastructure 4 Automation 4 Documentation 4 Knowledge 4 Bus factor 4 ...
  12. 12. Know your debt 4 Interest rate 4 Payment plan 4 Cost vs value
  13. 13. Manage your debt
  14. 14. Make a stickie when you encounter it
  15. 15. Mark repeated encounters on the stickie
  16. 16. Balance DX vs business
  17. 17. Boy scout rule
  18. 18. New debt requires a team discussion
  19. 19. Make it visual
  20. 20. Explain debt to the business in the universal language $
  21. 21. Be responsible: manage your debt
  22. 22. Domain-Driven Design verraes.net/workshops/
  23. 23. @mathiasverraes verraes.net/2013/07/managed-technical-debt/

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