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Managing Software Debt: Building for Inevitable Change by Brent Barton, Chris Sterling

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Chapter 10. Technology Evaluation Styles

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True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.

Winston Churchill

The Need for Technology Evaluation

Product requirements evolve throughout the life of a project. As they evolve, technical aspects of the product implementation also evolve. Some features involve technology, skills, and knowledge that the development team does not currently have. In order to help the customer understand the cost of these features, the team needs to gain enough of the skills and knowledge necessary to estimate the implementation. The team may ask a customer to budget ...

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