The first step to solving technical debt has to be for the business and technical teams to have a common, agreed direction for the product(s). To determine the right direction, the team will need a ‘map’ – this is generally the company vision, which should come from the senior management team/board. Only with a clear direction to measure their progress against, can they be sure that they’re all aligned and how far along the path . . .
Last week I finally got around to coaching at Brighton Code Bar, something I’ve been meaning to do for at least a year or so now (and apologies for taking so long). If, like me, you’ve been considering this but have worried about what you can contribute, then please just volunteer and don’t worry. The sessions are really well organised and the students either looking for help with following the tutorials or feedback/advice with their . . .