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CISQ: Establishing Industry-wide Standards to improve Software Quality

By Frances Lash • January 28, 2015

CISQ is the Consortium for IT Software Quality, a special interest group of the Object Management Group organized to create standards for measuring software quality, … read more

 

The Technical Debt Singularity

By Frances Lash • January 23, 2015

A technology singularity, in terms laid out by this post on technical debt, is a point when technology created by humans reaches the point … read more

 

Is Refactoring “Needless Rework”? – Refactoring for Design Level Smells

By Frances Lash • January 19, 2015

Here’s a post that delves into the necessity of refactoring in software engineering, comparing the practicality of refactoring in software to restructuring in urban … read more

 

Technical Debt is Risk Management

By Frances Lash • January 9, 2015

If refactoring code reduces a code base by 80%, then the chance of missing a necessary change in the code base and the risk … read more

 

The Three Kinds of Code: Divergent Perceptions about Cost

By Frances Lash • January 5, 2015

This post discusses the three categories of code that can be found within a certain project and that confusion about them plus a misunderstanding … read more

 

Not all Technical Debt should be Treated Equally

By Frances Lash • December 30, 2014

The on going management of technical debt has become viewed as critical for the development of high quality and maintainable software, even by those … read more

 

Bad code isn’t Technical Debt, it’s an unhedged Call Option

By Frances Lash • December 29, 2014

This is a post that discusses an alternative to the metaphor of technical debt for ‘bad code’. The problem with technical debt as a … read more

 

What’s Your IBM i Application Debt? – How To Start App Modernization

By Frances Lash • December 26, 2014

In a survey conducted by Micro Focus it was estimated that mainframe shops around the world average around $11 million in application debt; the … read more

 

Technical Debt: Is Management Only Getting Half the Picture?

By Frances Lash • December 22, 2014

CAST Technical Debt Webinar

Despite advancements in IT management’s visibility into the cost and quality of application  development, one issue remains to give IT management a full picture … read more

 

Move Fast, Minimize Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • December 17, 2014

This is post with some tips for start-ups to minimize their technical debt. First, it needs to be decided which code is going to … read more