In our last technical debt blog post, we learned that it comes from legacy hardware and software, process inefficiencies, scalability and resilience limitations, bad user experiences, or outdated code and software development pipelines.
Whether it’s IT infrastructure technical debt or software development lifecycle (SDLC) technical debt, it always comes back to coding in the end. No matter the source, technical debt always adheres to the definition that it is occurring when you reach the point where the costs of maintaining legacy code or infrastructure is greater than its return on investment.
While there are different solutions to technical debt, they all focus on the problem of how it makes modernizing your business and making it agile and competitive nearly impossible. The negative effects of technical debt impact people, processes, and technology. That’s why we’ll discuss two different solutions that effectively deal with technical debt.