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Technical Debt – What it is and What to do about it

By Frances Lash • August 21, 2014

This is a post that goes over what technical debt is, and what to do about it – while drawing away from the common … read more

 

Feature Toggles are one of the worst kinds of Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • August 20, 2014

This is great post about how technical debt can accumulate when employing feature flags or toggles into mainline code as a shortcut to release. … read more

 

Software Process and Measurement Cast 301: Technical Debt Essay

By Frances Lash • August 19, 2014

Here’s a podcast of an essay on technical debt that delves into the reality of using technical debt and the payment of that debt. … read more

 

Bankrolling Technical Debt: A Financier’s Guide

By Frances Lash • August 18, 2014

The metaphor of technical debt was borrowed from the financial sphere in order to explain this very important concept in technology. Here is a … read more

 

Meta-Architecture: The Solution to Architecture Technical Debt?

By Frances Lash • July 11, 2014

One of the mantras of Agile development teams is to do “just good enough” to get the job done. This is what drives the … read more

 

Effective Teams; Always Releasable

By Frances Lash • July 3, 2014

Here is a short and sweet post in a series about effective development teams. The content of the article is pretty standard technical debt … read more

 

Technical Debt 101: More Haste, Less Speed

By Frances Lash • June 30, 2014

This is a really interesting post (which cites our interview with Steve McConnell on how to communicate technical debt) that delves into the culture … read more

 

Technical Debt: What, Why, and How

By Frances Lash • June 25, 2014

Here’s post that was cited in the article we recommended previously (Architectural Debt and Moving to Software-defined Architectures)┬áthat gives a clear and detailed description … read more

 

Architectural Debt and Moving to Software Defined Architectures

By Frances Lash • June 25, 2014

This article gives us an in depth look at another type of IT debt: architectural debt. It starts off with the jarring statistic that … read more

 

The One Cost Engineers and Product Managers Don’t Consider

By Frances Lash • June 24, 2014

Kris Gale, VP Engineering at Yammer, in this article writes about a highly ignored cost: the complexity cost. Gale explains this cost as the … read more