Technical Debt: How Much is it Really Costing
ByOn February 20, 2012 At 8:48 am
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How much Technical Debt do we have? How do we quantify the cost? How do we measure the interest accumulated or paid off?
These are probably the most difficult questions to answer when it comes to Technical Debt. The annual CRASH Report published by CAST reports $3.61 of Technical Debt per line of code in an average application. This report gives a proxy to the level of problems carried in software code, but different types of Technical Debt do exist, and these different types of debt will not necessarily have the same cost.