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Managing Technical Debt

But once you find yourself with those customers and that creaky codebase … what next? How do you start to pay down that debt? Here’s my playbook for managing tech debt:

  1. Measure: there are no great measures for tech debt, but there are several serviceable ones. Pick one, be consistent, and track it over time.
  2. Agree on a tech debt allocation, a percentage of time Engineering will spend working on reducing tech debt.
  3. Monitor and adjust regularly.

Jacob Kaplan-Moss →

Published 10 March 2024, with 83 words.