IT Heroics Kept Us Working Through the Last 6 Months. Now We Must Deal with the Technical Debt.

Whenever you move quickly to solve problems and deliver changes you risk the chance that you will introduce errors due to omission, ineffective testing, and lack of time to deepen your understanding of the real needs. That’s what’s happened to our IT systems due to Covid. So what can be done? A lot of hard…

August 15, 2020 by Alan Brown

Whenever you move quickly to solve problems and deliver changes you risk the chance that you will introduce errors due to omission, ineffective testing, and lack of time to deepen your understanding of the real needs. That’s what’s happened to our IT systems due to Covid.

So what can be done? A lot of hard work is needed to now comb through the actions and events of the last few months to understand what has happened. This in itself will be a challenge. Much of what has occurred happened quickly, sometimes via informal channels, and typically without clear auditable decision making. Unpicking it will be time consuming and difficult.

Read the full blog post at: https://exeterindex.org/it-heroics-kept-us-working-through-the-last-6-months-new-we-must-deal-with-the-technical-debt/