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Technical Debt: Avoiding Loan Default

By Frances Lash • September 26, 2014

Here is a straightforward post on the contributing factors of technical debt. A list of ways in which technical debt usually accumulates includes: business … read more

 

Paying Down Technical Debt: Work Smarter Not Harder

By Frances Lash • September 24, 2014

This post starts off with an illuminating comparison: between IT shops that work strenuously trying to complete 2 weeks worth of work in 6 … read more

 

Using Agile Techniques to Pay Back Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • September 19, 2014

Acknowledging that some form of technical debt exists in every codebase is paramount to managing debt and staying in “the black”. Asides from the … read more

 

Productive vs. Unproductive Work: Measuring Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • September 15, 2014

Definitions of technical debt often revolve around additions made to code ‘sloppily’ (or in the case of this post ‘hackily’) which mount up to … read more

 

Managing Technical Debt – Part 1

By Frances Lash • September 10, 2014

This is a post that gives a good overview of how to manage technical debt by knowing that in order to keep tech debt … read more

 

When Code is Considered Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • September 8, 2014

This post tries to explain when code should be considered technical debt, rather than define the term by itself. For example, the post explains … read more

 

The Law of Brittleness… or Technical Debt?

By Frances Lash • September 6, 2014

There have been many posts that point out problems with the metaphor of technical debt, like the recent post Technical Debt 101: More Speed, … read more

 

Technical Debt, Technical Liability, and Moral Hazard

By Frances Lash • September 4, 2014

Moral hazard is a situation when a party is more likely to take a risk because they are not the ones bearing the possible … read more

 

Technical Debt: Do’s and Don’ts

By Frances Lash • September 2, 2014

This is a kind of ‘wiki-how’ on how to manage technical debt in an agile environment – the right way. Not that there is … read more

 

Confronting Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • August 28, 2014

There are a lot of posts out there that talk about how to handle technical debt so it doesn’t get out of control and … read more