With your business the size of the software also grows. It is elementary and inevitable that along with it there is a very high chance of growing technical debt. It is then when it becomes absolutely necessary to manage tech debt effectively. For any software development and progress in business, it is a dominant factor. In order to do that you have to sustain with the rapid pace of innovation and at the same time ensure the quality of the software. To have the most effective result, you must implement the most effective technical debt management strategy.
The Tools And Process
When you face the challenge of such kind during technical debt, your initial step must be in starting aggressive initiation to bring tech debt in to visibility. You can apply various strategies for it like tagging explicitly all the issues of technical debts, allocation of resources for it in the backlog, release strategies and planning and reserve considerable time for discussions and reflecting on technical debt during retrospection. The vision behind it is that tolls and process can manage tech debt holistically throughout its life cycle and enables communication between the stake holders through fundamental quality traits.
Software Economics And Architecture
Start by tracking the consequences of tradeoffs considering its impact on business economics. You can also use software architecture effectively and efficiently during development and testing of operational activities. You can do this by managing all the requirements for quality attributes and relevant issues related on your technical debt. Management of tech debt can be used as a strategic approach towards software development and enables you to focus on the source code to know the consequences and effects of it in real time. Your approach helps in its managing through proper decisions at the architectural level and associated risks and tradeoffs.
Manage Data Science Empirically
Through proper management of tech debt you can manage the data science empirically. By instrumentation of some small changes in the activities to enable in collection of data for development, without any overhead expense on teams, you can provide valuable inputs. There are several such information like defect rate, iteration tempo, time spent on reworking, bugs open for a long time, files which are changed frequently and much more. These data are also used for debt analysis with improved tools which targets the developer’s efficiency and productivity. All these validated models offer an empirical basis for making decisions.
Proper Education Provided
Just like you have to be properly educated about the pros and cons of the best way to pay off credit cards, it is same in case of tech debts too. If you include it in your training program curriculum it will provide adequate knowledge about the ways to avoid it, how to use quality tools for management, review the architecture and much more. So, make it an integral part of the curriculum as the leading thread invading the course of work. Converging all these efforts and vision together will enable development both economically and technically sustainable or else will threaten its ability to maintain code base.