Tech Debt: Building It Up to Burn It Down

Technical Debt is a necessity and inevitable when beginning a project, providing a fast and efficient proof of concept of a feature of high value, or simply when time is of the essence for maintenance and small features. When managed inappropriately over the course of time, the wealth initially generated moves from a slight annoyance to frustration throughout the teams. Technical debt backlogs grow instead of decrease with no end in sight. Similar to features, each step within the life-cycle of tech debt has a value associated with it. Walk away with an understanding of the varying types of technical debt and the values which causes them to appear, determine best practices to prevent unnecessary and valueless growth, and find potential solutions to finally burn down that backlog of debt.