Issue Tracker and Budget

Everyone has numerous reasons NOT to use an issue tracker. Few reasons that the old style management people say are:

Excel/Spreadsheet

We already use Excel or Google spreadsheets to track the issues. We put individual issues in each row of the excel sheet and the person who is responsible for it.

You could try sending out excel sheets through email and ask everyone to update the sheet end of date, but who will handle the conflicts? Or you could use Google sheets to allow everyone to edit it together. Even then, conflicts are possible.

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Tackle Technical Debt with Time Bombs

Technical Debt is a term that most developers have heard of. Even if you haven’t heard of the term, I am pretty sure you would have done something in your programming career that is a technical debt.

Technical Debt is a metaphor referring to the eventual consequences of poor system design, software architecture or software development within a codebase.

In most cases, it is that quick and dirty hack your manager asked to put in just so that he could deliver it to the client.

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