Chapter 9. Servicing the Technical Debt

Organizations are often perplexed by questions like “Do we have too much debt?” “Which technical debt items should we remove?” and “Which project should we close out because of technical debt?” In this chapter, we examine the paths you can take to service your technical debt: eliminate it, reduce it, or mitigate it. Using the technical debt descriptions in the registry and the technical debt timeline, we offer an approach to help you decide which technical debt items you should service first and which you can put off for later.

Weighing the Costs and Benefits

At this stage, you have a registry of technical debt items. You know what consequences they could have on the future of your software project in ...

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