Most software architects wear two different hats – they act as software engineers and technical leaders. However, software architects often face an uphill battle when it comes to convincing product and project managers to agree to allow them to fix a project’s technical debt.
This article will focus on how software architects can utilize a well-planned and non-confrontational system to manage issues relating to prioritization. As part of this approach, we’ll look at how to build a technology capability plan and why software architects should be mindful of technical debt.
What is Technical Debt, and How Does it Impact Your Project and Team?
At the most basic level, technical debt is the set of decisions made during software development that minimize a team’s ability to build features that create value. When left unchecked, technical debt accumulates and can destroy a company’s ability to navigate its marketplace successfully.
Even worse, if technical debt is ignored, it can also result in an entire software system destabilizing and falling apart. For example, your company may rely on numerous microservices built on different code versions. If projects fail to be migrated to newer software, security holes may appear, or support may be dropped. By