Reducing technical debt

Unlock agility by reducing technical debt

Tech debt can kill agility, but not all tech debt is bad. Using helps you to understand the impact of tech debt and prioritize the clean-up effort.

Elements provides the analysis that identifies which tech debt is killing agility, the risks and the effort to remove it.

We removed 18 Managed Packages and over 200 custom objects in less than 6 hours.

Andrew Russo – Salesforce Architect, BACA Systems

Not all tech debt is bad

Understand risk and manage technical debt

Elements gives you visibility of the complexity of every org and help you pinpoint the areas of tech debt that are slowing down project delivery and accurately estimate the effort required to remediate.

Assess the impact

Categorize technical debt based on impact. Then focus your effort on removing the technical debt that is killing your org’s agility.

Estimate effort accurately

Use org intelligence to assess the true effort to refactor the debt and build a business case.

Eliminate debt safely

Understanding the impact of making changes to the org means you can remove debt quickly and safely.

Don’t add new debt

Understand how to build your org solutions to avoid exacerbating your technical debt.

X-ray for your org

Automated org analysis

The nightly analysis builds metadata dictionaries for every org. Running risk and impact analysis, dependency and field population analytics, it then creates change notifications and automated documentation.

The visualization in the dependency tree gives an instant understanding of the scope and impact of any change.

Get in control

Estimate effort to reduce technical debt

The org analysis helps estimate the effort to reduce the technical debt. It justifies the extra effort required to clean up technical debt as part of a change, providing the long-term advantages of a cleaner, leaner org.

Org intelligence

Tech debt reduction is a change project

Reducing technical debt is a change project that needs to be planned and executed flawlessly. Org intelligence ensures you can make the changes safely, with the lowest effort.

You can document changes in the metadata dictionary to help in future technical debt reduction. Documentation can be linked to requirements, process maps, architecture diagrams, user stories or external documents (rich text notes, images, URL links).

Strategies to reduce Technical Debt

Many organizations are held back by the accumulation of technical debt, which makes it difficult for them to be adaptable and nimble.

To tackle this problem, it’s essential to have a full understanding and analysis of the org and prioritize areas with the highest level of technical debt. All team members play a crucial role in managing technical debt by considering it when making design decisions and creating clear documentation.

Read our article on what strategies can reduce Technical Debt.