In conversations regarding technical debt (and technical improvement), I often hear that there is an understanding gap between technical people and business people. As an experiment, I thought it would be interesting to attempt to bridge that gap by illustrating what technical debt looks like, with an analogy.
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In The Humble Build-Up Chart - Communicating with Stakeholders, I discussed how a build-up chart can be used to show progress and projections - to achieve communication with stakeholders. Today, I'd like to address a couple of ways in which a build-up chart can be misleading.
In Part 1 of Revisiting Estimations, I explored some challenges and underlying concepts relating to estimates and projections. In Part 2, I more deeply explored Uncertainty, Complexity, and Stakeholder Questions. In Part 3, I explore some guidance for leaders and managers…