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Managing Technical Debt: Reducing Friction in Software Development by Ipek Ozkaya, Robert Nord, Philippe Kruchten

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Chapter 8. Costing the Technical Debt

Despite the adjective, technical, technical debt is ultimately an economic issue. Your strategy for managing it revolves around how many resources to spend and when to pay back the debt. In this chapter, we shine an economic spotlight on technical debt items to reveal the information you need to make decisions about how to service your debt. We explain how to estimate the remediation cost and the resulting cost savings when you reduce the recurring interest.

Shining an Economic Spotlight on Technical Debt

In general, the key driver for making decisions about a software project is maximizing value while minimizing costs. This is also the case with technical debt and the decisions you make about whether to ...

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