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Chris Sterling

Guest post: The IT Manager’s Dilemma with Software Debt

The team continues to complain about working with that legacy codebase because it has so much debt. That software debt slows them down in feature delivery and they are wondering if we can push for priority to be put into paying it back some?” asked the ScrumMaster. The IT Development Manager looked distraught about the […]

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Chris Sterling

Guest post: Managing Software Debt

Managing Software Debt Continued Delivery of High Values as Systems Age Many software developers have to deal with legacy code at some point during their careers. Seemingly simple changes are turned into frustrating endeavors. Code that is hard to read and unnecessarily complex. Test scripts and requirements are lacking, and at the same time are […]

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Head in Hands

The High Cost of Business Disruption

In an interesting blog post titled Make the Hairs on the Back of Your Neck Stand Up, Israel Gat discusses the difficulty of maintaining and adapting large ERP installations especially with regard to technical debt: “The software decayed and decayed but technical debt had never been reduced. Consequently, the cost of change, any change, today […]

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