Have you ever felt like no matter how hard your team is working, you can never get ahead of the fire drills? Does it feel like your retrospectives are not really working? There may be a good reason for this, and it’s called debt. Some debt can be burned off, but debt can also compounds and impact your quality, responsiveness, productivity and cycle time. It’s hard not to focus resources just on quick wins or your backlog, but it can pay to take a longer view beyond your burn down chart.