Allocate 20% of time for sustaining engineering efforts.

Where managing system sustainability falls by the wayside, a blanket policy of 20% time dedicated to sustainability engineering can help get teams back on track.rF2 Better planning of tech debt work alongside project work is a harder but more mature approach.

  1. Camille Fournier, The Manager’s Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change, ed. Laurel Ruma, First Edition (Beijing: O’Reilly, 2017). (See notes.)