The technical loan request combines the concept of Technical Debt with a repayment schedule in work days, payment, or other means and allows the architect to ensure technical debt is both deliberate and prudent.
|Context||Context information regarding the architecture debt request.||Design (article), Context View (informed by), Benefits Realization View (describes)|
|Business Justification||Business justification for incurring the debt.||OKR Card (connected to), ASR Card (directed by), Benefit Card (informed by)|
|Architecture Components Impacted||What architecture components are impacted – application, roadmap, principles, standards, policies. organization.||Context View (displayed in), Roadmap (impacts), Principle Card (impacted by)|
|Architecture Impacts||What are the impacts on the architecture of the architecture debt incurred e.g. evolution, quality, maintainability, reliability, performance, productivity?||Not Applicable|
|Debt Characteristics||How reversible is the debt, how long will it take to undo, what level of effort is required to undo the debt?||Risk and Cost Card|
|Undo Actions||List actions required to ‘repay’ the debt incurred.||Not Applicable|
|Debt Repayment Schedule||The principal amount of debt in some measurement. The repayment schedule and whether the debt will accrue interest (get worse).||Not Applicable|