You know that technical debt is bad, but sometimes it's unavoidable. How do you convince your non-technical boss to let you spend time removing that debt? How do you explain the need to hold off on new features and focus on cleaning code that already works? Project managers and bosses don't want to pay for the same work twice, and they certainly don't want to delay the implementation of the functionality that their customers demand. This presentation will provide tips and techniques that you can use to ensure that you are given the time you need to remove technical debt and build software that you are proud to develop.