I’m a senior iOS engineer at my company which has 8 mobile developers total. I believe there’s a lot of opportunity to better understand how our apps perform and crash – for example, we added Bluetooth support in the app which was buggy, but it was hard to diagnose since our logging is insufficient.
Other engineers on the team are supportive of spending time on this project, but my manager and director want us to stay focused on feature work. We have a queue of features for every engineer for the next 6 months, so there’s no time to address tech debt. They’d like us to hire interns to take on some of the feature work, but that doesn’t give us more time. How can I convince the leadership team that it’s worth spending time on this logging project?