How to Measure Your Technical Debt: 8 Metrics to Considerby@alex-omeyer
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How to Measure Your Technical Debt: 8 Metrics to Consider

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Technical debt metrics are designed to help you make sense of all the data you collect. There are many different metrics to choose from nowadays, and plenty of tools for recording the data. In this post, we’re going to look at how they work, and help you to choose the right metrics for your business. There is no single data point that will give you an exact understanding of your technical debt. Instead, you will need to build a picture using a collection of metrics. Here are some of our favourites: Debt Index, Cycle Time, Code Churn and Code Quality.

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