Bad software development habits are like smoking cigarettes.
The biggest challange for the organisation is to understand that those habits are as leathal to IT as smoking is to your lungs.
Your companys IT-systems will get a massive technical dept, and it will be to late to save them, if you don’t take action now.
Lack of disease insight make ad-hoc programming without design comparable to smoking a parties. You feel good and having a joyful evening. Eventually you cough a little in the morning the day after, but nothing serious.
Today, in many organisations, the health awerness for IT systems, are like the public knowledge of dangers of smoking in the fifthties. A time when smoking was glamourous.
In order to avoid technical debt building up like tar in your lungs, you have to be aware and understand that bad software kills IT-systems. Not today, but slowly over time.
For an architect, in a organisation with lack of disease insight, the first step is to build up an awareness of the problem together with the major stakeholders.