Is Technical Debt Really A Technical Problem? — Paul Henman — Toronto Agile Coach

I often hear the term “tech debt” kicked around but I don’t think it’s well understood.

What is tech debt?

Ward Cunningham created the metaphor to help explain the process of delivering early which leads to the need to go back and “finish” the product. In general, tech debt comes from releasing a product before it is completely done — it’s the gap between what’s done and what needs to be done. That gap should be visible and understood by the dev team and the Product…