If you’re going to be agile enough to compete with digital natives, you must get out of technical debt, write Adam Burden, Edwin van Ouderaa, Ramnath Venkataraman, Tomas Nyström and Prashant P Shukla for MIT Sloan Management Review.
You’re under constant pressure to keep up with the relentless pace of IT, but you can’t bring yourself to fork out for a long-term solution, so you opt for a never-ending series of short-term fixes. It’s understandable. It’s human. But all you’re doing is building up what the authors label “technical debt”.
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