Technical debt is a phrase I love that refers to the “fix it now or pay later” aspect of coding that is especially addressed in the concept of DevOps where transparency and collaboration play such an important role. Simple articulation here of key aspects involved with making the changes necessary to move IT forward faster.
"You simply can’t set up a contest between IT and the business and be successful. If you do, IT can always prove that change is too expensive and takes a long time, and on the other side, the business can always prove that IT isn’t responsive and select another partner."
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