Chapter 10. What Causes Technical Debt?

Understanding the causes of technical debt is key to successfully controlling it. In this chapter, we examine the causes of technical debt that are common across many teams and organizations. These causes are associated with the business, change in context, development process, and people and team. Enabling development teams to clearly communicate about technical debt and selecting the right analysis techniques to focus on the concrete technical debt items that are accruing interest can empower teams to take action.

The Perplexing Art of Identifying What Causes Debt

When software professionals have a name for their pain, they are eager to talk about technical debt and look for causes. Getting to the root ...

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