Technical Debt - It Is Much More Than Just Technical
November 13, 2019
Hosted by Sam Holcman
Technical debt, also known as design debt, code debt, or code refactoring, is just a few of the names people use to describe “shortcuts” that are taken by technologists, and business personnel, to “get the solution out the door”. The term is also used to justify many different challenges business and technology people face, that essentially “push the can down the road”. Well, it is much more than technical when business strategy and business agility is affected! All facets of the business – the business itself, the associated technologists and solution developers, as well as human resources within and outside the enterprise are affected. This episode will explore the phrase itself, and its underlying meaning well beyond taking shortcuts in writing and implementing software and computer applications. One of the main issues seems to be that technical debt is much less visible than financial debt, for example, and therefore it is easier to ignore – at least for some period of time.
The 2020’s Enterprise with Sam Holcman
Wednesday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel
The 2020’s Enterprise is about sorting through the internet-driven advice madness that exists in business today. The great thing about the internet is that anyone can write anything about anything. The problem with the internet is that anyone can write anything about anything! Published practices are quite different than “best practices.” This program will provide practice-based insights in business transformation, organizational transformation and technology transformation, based on real world practices. Business executives, managers, practitioners, and staff are bombarded daily with utopian solutions that more often than not deliver significantly less than promised. This show is “no jargon,” just human communication. Be treated like a “customer” not a “user.” Our philosophy is to provide you with insights that can provide true value to organizations and individuals that face today’s and tomorrow’s competitive pressures, and provide a usable takeaway from each program.
Samuel B. (Sam) Holcman is the Chairman of the Pinnacle Business Group, Inc., the Managing Director of the Enterprise Architecture Center of Excellence (EACOE), and the Business Architecture Center of Excellence (BACOE). He is considered the practitioners’ practitioner in Business Transformation, Enterprise Architecture and Business Architecture, and the leading implementer and world-wide educator and trainer in Enterprise Architecture and Business Architecture methodologies and techniques. Sam has developed a strategic planning process that is used by many Fortune 500 companies. He has also developed an innovative approach to business process re-engineering known as Business Process Visualization (TM) and Organization Network Analysis (TM). He has also developed the Intellectual Capital Maturity Model (TM) to provide guidance on how effectively organizations are managing their Intellectual Capital, and steps they can take to more effectively manage this capital. Most recently, he published the book titled “Reaching the Pinnacle: A Methodology of Business Understanding, Technology Planning, and Change.” This book brings a method to the marketing madness that surrounds enterprise architecture, and its straightforward and no-nonsense style sheds much light on a poorly understood topic. The book helps business executives and technology professionals through the process of building a business-transforming enterprise architecture appropriate to their organization’s needs.