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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How to build code with Technical Excellence

By Frances Lash • June 23, 2016

Looking at the software industry as it stands, it would accurate to assume that most working in it don’t know what technical excellence is; … read more

 

The Silent Killer: Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • June 22, 2016

This great article from Forbes starts off with a good physical and personal analogy for technical debt. Imagine you’re in your early twenties and … read more

 

The Differences between Technical Debt and Financial Debt

By Frances Lash • June 2, 2016

Looking at technical debt in a negative light, as something that stands in the way of new features when it grows, equates it to … read more

 

Strategizing Your Technical Debt: The Good, The Bad, and The Necessary

By Frances Lash • May 31, 2016

One of the great things about the technical debt metaphor is that it expanded the conversation on software entropy and complexity to include the … read more

 

How Monsanto changed its management of Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • May 30, 2016

Here’s a great post that discusses how Monsanto is not only managing their technical debt but turning it into an asset.
From the start, the … read more

 

Technical Debt: Not Just a Technical Problem

By Frances Lash • May 26, 2016

Technical debt has come around as being the keyword of the moment in the industry. It has probably come up in developer team conversations … read more