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IDC PlanScape: Managing Technical Debt Across the IT Service Life Cycle

IDC PlanScape: Managing Technical Debt Across the IT Service Life Cycle

This IDC study presents specific considerations for organizations for managing the entire product life cycle of each IT business service to avoid technical debt."By managing the product life cycle of IT business services, organizations can avoid a technical debt surprise and create a risk-balanced and financially clean path forward," says Mike Rosen, research vice president in the IT Executive Program.

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IDC PlanScape Figure
Executive Summary
Why Is Managing Technical Debt Across the IT Product Life Cycle Important?
Background
Why Technical Debt Should Be Spotlighted
Why Manage Technical Debt Across the Entire IT Product Life Cycle
What Is Managing Technical Debt Across the IT Product Life Cycle?
IT Product Life-Cycle Management
Manage the Entire Product Life Cycle of Each IT Business Service
Who Are the Key Stakeholders?
CIO
Finance
Executive Committee
IT Product/Service Managers
IT Strategic Architecture
How Can My Organization Manage Technical Debt Across the IT Product Life Cycle?
Develop a Technical Debt Ledger
Perform Investment Scenarios Including Technical Debt
Develop the Technical Debt Profile
Essential Guidance
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