The term “technical debt” already seems very jaded, vague and even abstract today. Make it clear what is meant by this term within your team for your software system. In the end, they are liabilities that you need to get rid of if it is worth it. Estimate what kind and how much of “technical debt” you are carrying. Define and discuss the found issues among yourselves so that it becomes clearer what your software system really lacks.
- This article by Martin Fowler makes it clear why this topic needs to be addressed