Technical Management

Technical Debt is like Tetris

I’m always looking for good ways to explain the concept of technical debt to people. My own analogy revolves around making clay pots and needing to keep the clay wet to keep working it. This article uses Tetris.

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Towards an understanding of technical debt

The metaphor of technical debt has long been useful in structuring conversations about the tradeoffs we make between technical factors (usually some combination of -ilities) and business objectives (usually schedule). This blog post by Kellan Ellott-McCrea provides an alternative perspective on how to approach the problem.

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