Technical debt is not an excuse to be lazy. It should be used tactically with a long-term vision in mind. Startups should move quickly and test their ideas in the marketplace. Once they validate an idea, they should seek to understand the problem and the proper abstractions to scale it. Companies should then pay back their technical debt.
What is technical debt? And why does almost every startup have it?
Trey Huffine

Great point. This also applies to larger companies who do innovation projects as well. Once these innovations are validated, they need to be brought into daily operations. Depending on how much refactoring is required, this could be fairly easy or really difficult both technically and culturally.

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