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Manage Technical Debt to Reduce Cost and Risk
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- What is IT and technical debt and what causes it
- What should CIOs do to ensure that debt is used correctly
Business and IT organizations under pressure will take shortcuts in order to hit critical deadlines. These shortcuts create technical debt. There's nothing wrong with that — as long as there is a plan to address the technical debt. Unfortunately, all too often the only plan for technical debt is to go into deep denial — leading to significant future cost and risks. Bringing transparency to technical debt may not bring much in the way of kudos, but it is the responsibility of the adult in the room.