March 10, 2021
Technical debt happens to most organizations over time. It’s human nature. Deadlines and budget reductions can push your organization to delay modernizations, take shortcuts to reduce time to market or make errors in initial system designs.
Managing technical debt is the top challenge for infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders. Doing so means collaborating with application owners to identify the risks and provide incentives and resources to reduce technical debt without impacting delivery. Taking a collaborative approach ensures both groups understand the business impact of technical debt, including the cost of risk mitigation, risk of failure, mitigation options, and vulnerabilities.
From our perspective, the best ways for I&O leaders to reduce technical debt is:
Through performing an IT assessment focused on infrastructure, in combination with applications, your organization will gain a better understanding of current technical debt and the cost (based on recommendations) to reduce. Although having some technical debt is unavoidable, classifying and reporting on the debt will allow your organization to target high-impact and high-risk items for action. Click here to contact Dewpoint for an independent review of your IT infrastructure.