« Budget for Technical Debt Reduction

a model of technical debt management

Three components of your technical debt management: monitoring, avoidance and reduction.


A simple model of technical debt and how to manage it through monitoring, avoidance and reduction.

A flow chart that flow left to right. There are work items on the left which can be either new functionality or tech debt redux. A strategy is used to select what to work on next. Execution of that work leads to a work result which can either increase or decrease tech debt and functionality. In addition, there is a tech debt management layer concerned with monitoring, avoiding and reducing technical debt.

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