Don’t Enron Your Software Project

Yes, I decided to make “Enron” into a verb in my latest InformIT article on technical debt titled “Don’t Enron Your Software Project”.

The idea is quite simple – if you are hiding technical debt rather than disclosing it to the project sponsor at the time of turnover of version 1, you are really doing something similar to what the guys at Enron did – namely, selling an asset that has hidden, undisclosed debts attached to it.

Read more here.

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  • tim siemon  On November 19, 2009 at 1:01 am

    Your book is great! I have brought copies for everyone who works for me or with me. You have hit the nail on the head. Why didn’t you write this book a few years back?
    Tim Siemon

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