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What is a Debt?

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Though often overlooked, debts are an essential Flow Item that improves future delivery by addressing technical debt or implementing processes to improve ways of working.

A focus on debt provides future dividends in the form of increased Flow Velocity® and decreased Flow Time.

Examples of Debt

  • Refactoring a software component
  • Upgrading to an improved IDE or tool to improve productivity
  • Changing a process, for example automating CAB approvals or implementing self-service performance testing

Debt is not unresolved defects (quality improvements) or risks (protection of business value).