We’ve all been there, tech debt.

I’ve been on the both sides of the spectrum from leading engineer teams being forced to make the hard decision of quick fix or hack to meet a deadline. Causing the accumulation of technical debt.

More recently I’ve been focused on the product and features, pushing the engineering team to make the difficult decision to create tech debt. I happened on this video today by Poornima Vijayashanker and Jay Hum of Pivotal Tracker that explains it all pretty well and a great intro to how to deal with all the tech debt we accumulate. The intro is a great summary every startup CEO should have to watch.

Lesson learned as a product manager you can help your engineering team work with and through technical debt. Instead of being part of the problem work to become part of the solution.

Tech Debt — The cost of putting “Quick Fixes” into our products

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