How to get buy-in for addressing technical debt

  • Get the first & unequivocal buy-in from engineers on the team.
  • Tell other stakeholders how the business benefits by addressing tech debt.
  • Try to understand the pressures on & the problems at hand for other stakeholders and develop genuine empathy.
  • Show how addressing tech debt will have ripple benefits across the organization.
  • Give it some other name that people care about- self-care, continuous product health, etc.

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