The Ticking Time Bomb of Technical Debt

By On December 14, 2011 At 9:25 pm

Time Bomb of Technical Debt

Time Bomb of Technical Debt

Gartner has predicted that the amount of technical debt in software architecture will break the trillion dollar mark in the next 15 years. That’s a lot of software debt! On top of this, the software industry is rapidly changing as methods for faster delivery, such as agile, are being used more and more often. David Norton describes how agile is a “double-edged sword”: it is capable of helping us manage technical debt effectively, but when done wrong, it is also capable of introducing technical debt in the first place. In this context, there is a need to raise the importance of dealing with all the technical debt that has been built-up as soon as possible.

Read the full article from Gartner here.

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