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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Technical Debt: 3 Biggest Organizational Mistakes

By Jodi Rosenblum • February 1, 2018

Technical Debt Cost

Technical debt is a huge problem for many organizations today and if it’s not being addressed, it’s growing. Growing technical debt takes away from … read more


Technical Debt: CISQ Releases New Standard to Define and Measure Technical Debt

By Jodi Rosenblum • January 2, 2018


Technical Debt standards have been debated for many years.  And now CISQ (Consortium for IT Software Quality) has released standard that not only measures … read more


Technical Debt & DevOps: 5 factors fueling automation in IT

By Jodi Rosenblum • December 27, 2017

Technical debt and DevOps are two topics on every organizations mind.  Yet, no one tackles the topic better than this article, 5 factors fueling automation … read more


The Pain Point of Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • February 1, 2017

Technical debt is at the top of developers pain points, and according to some this is due to a flurry of new development styles … read more


Technical Debt The Right Way

By Frances Lash • January 30, 2017

A distinction that we always try to make in our posts is that there is both good and bad technical debt. This is similar … read more


Contribute to CISQ’s Technical Debt Remediation Survey

By Frances Lash • January 11, 2017


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