In May 2019, I gave a talk at GlueCon, “Can We Trade Derivatives of Technical Debt?” The purpose of the talk wasn’t to answer the question literally. It was a way to rethink the tech debt analogy, where it’s gotten stuck, and where we can re-frame the analogy to have a useful conversation between technical teams and business stakeholders. I’ve published about understanding the risk profile of your technical debt separately. Here, I’ll define the terms of players needed to explore the derivatives side of the analogy.

Before we can extend the “tech debt” analogy to derivatives trading, we need to establish a few things. …


Dormain Drewitz

History nerd, ex-equities analyst, student of IT trends, printmaker, mom, goofball @dormaindrewitz

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