What Do Engineers Really Think About Technical Debt?by@alex-omeyer
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What Do Engineers Really Think About Technical Debt?

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The State of Technical Debt 2021 Report explores the impact of tech debt on developer morale, velocity, and customer experience. Engineers say they spend 6 hours per week (roughly 1 day) dealing with technical debt. 58% of companies still have no process to manage technical debt, according to the report. Engineers believe the team would ship up to 100% faster if they had a process for technical debt. Another 15% think they would be 200% more productive. Engineers are convinced that technical debt is the primary reason for productivity losses. Backends contain the most amount of technical debt in the codebase.

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