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Technical debt (TD) is a metaphor that takes the financial concept of debt and applies it to software development. This concept can act as a catalyst to both IT transformation and business transformation.


  • How TD goes out of control and becomes a debt mountain.

Features and Benefits

  • Offers tips on managing technical debt.
  • Defines a KPI for technical debt.

Key questions answered

  • What are the competing definitions of technical debt?
  • How does one measure technical debt?

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  • Summary
  • How TD goes out of control and becomes a debt mountain
  • Tips on managing TD


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