Was recently on a call with a team when the question came up, “Often times we get pushback from stakeholders when we say we need to refactor. How can we convince them that it needs to happen?”

I actually hear this pretty frequently. When stakeholders (or even development teams) don’t understand the hidden cost of a messy codebase, they are just making the best decision they know how. It’s the business’ job to make sure they are fulfilling their mission for as little cost as they can. As technologists that enable the business, it’s our job to make sure they…

Nathan Nicholson

Senior Software Engineer and Value Stream Architect at Walmart

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