Technical Debt

  • Jeff Dalton


Technical Debt is incurred when the agile team proactively determines that a less optimum, less efficient, or less robust solution is appropriate given constraints of time, budget, or resources. As this graphic from Martin Fowler describes, as technical debt increases, the costs and effort to continue development, or maintain an existing system, will become too high, and a “technical debt sprint” should be scheduled within a release to improve code quality.

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© Jeff Dalton 2019

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  • Jeff Dalton
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  1. 1.WaterfordUSA

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