The Technical Debt Community

So you’ve got Technical debt… now what? Ward Cunningham coined the metaphor back in 1992, and it has since been taken on by the industry to describe the consequences of poor software architecture and bad coding. This website encourages a pragmatic view of technical debt, attempting to elevate the discussion from merely defining technical debt to finding approaches for business technology organizations to use technical debt awareness as a vehicle to fix fundamental problems

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Contribute to CISQ’s Technical Debt Remediation Survey

By Frances Lash • January 11, 2017

CISQ

Last week we published a post about the Consortium for IT Software Quality’s (CISQ) initiative to come up with a standard technical debt measure … read more

 

CISQ to Develop Technical Debt Standard Measure

By Frances Lash • December 29, 2016

CISQ

As we are quickly heading into the new year – the Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) is working to develop a new measure … read more

 

Technical Debt & Safety Critical Systems in Automobiles: The Road Ahead

By Frances Lash • December 27, 2016

Cars are no longer simple pieces of machinery but have evolved into highly integrated pieces of technology – with software embedded into all their … read more

 

Innovating While Maintaining Stability: A Lesson From Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • November 30, 2016

A while ago we published a post on IDC prediction that the bi-modal IT approach is a recipe for disaster. There are different opinions … read more

 

How to Mitigate the Technology Gap and Manage Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • November 29, 2016

There are always trade offs to be made when you’re dealing with keeping your application portfolio up-to-date. You always have several options whether it … read more

 

Is the Bimodal IT Approach an Invitation to Failure?

By Frances Lash • November 16, 2016

There’s bad news ahead for organizations that focused on a bimodal IT approach. According to research firm IDC by 2019 80% of those firms … read more