Don’t Make Mud (Tech Debt) – 101


Released Monday, September 21th, 2015
Hosts: John Sextro, Amos King and Lee McCauley


  • Technical Debt 60366600
    • Quote “Software is never finished”
    • Phases of a project
      • Race to market
        • MVP
        • MMF
      • Growth
        • New features
        • Performance & Scalability
      • Sustainment
        • Reduce costs
  • John’s bottomline…”Tech debt is unavoidable. Embrace it the same way we embrace change.”





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