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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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

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 quickly head into the new year – the Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) is working to develop a new measure for … 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 predictions that the bi-modal IT approach is a recipe for disaster. There are different opinions … read more