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A Quip That Says It All

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Readers of the post Can You Afford the Software You are Developing? might recall my grave concern about accruing technical debt. It is like debt on your credit card – you struggle to pay the interest; you rarely manage to pay back the principal.

Reading Esther Derby‘s article  The Three Pillars of  Executive Support for Agile Adoption,  I noticed her independent “verdict” on the subject:

Technical debt is the harvest of cutting corners to meet unrealistic deadlines

I am inclined to think “technical debt” is actually a euphemism for “inadequate investment”

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Written by israelgat

March 11, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Posted in Software Costs

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