Gardyloo! – In Scotland, a warning cry when it was customary to throw slops from the second story windows into the streets. A warning that something unpleasant was about to descend on one’s head. It would be good if project teams used such a term to warn each other of impending unpleasantness.
Independence - In IT development, this generally refers to managerial, technical and financial entities unconnected with any development organization team members. The evaluation of true independence requires an in-depth understanding of development and contractor teams contract relationships with other entities.
Technical Debt - Technical debt is an IT “off balance sheet” item that explains what occurs whenever a development team takes short cuts and delivers code that is not quite up to standard for the organization. These types of trade-offs are often made in order to meet a ship or implementation date and may affect or relate to architecture, structure, duplication, test coverage, comments and documentation, potential bugs, complexity, coding practices and style. While these types of trade-offs happen pretty often, you should know that the technical debt incurred has a long term negative affect on productivity. And few organizations track how much technical debt is being incurred or how much has accumulated. A little debt speeds development so long as it is paid back promptly with refactoring. Time must be devoted on a regular basis to refactoring to the norm.
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