Fans of Dave Ramsey will appreciate this post.
I have been working to eliminate Technical Debt to free resources to perform higher value work.
Recently, it occurred to me that what i’ve been doing is managing a Technical Debt Snowball. Each time we freed up resources, we got to reinvest them in freeing up more. This is at its heart a virtuous cycle.
Most of the time, those involved can’t see the opportunity without some help. The Technical Debt simply became the walls they lived within.
Instead of just looking for new investments, mine your existing opportunities by building a technical debt snowball and freeing yourself or your organization from this yoke.