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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

 

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

 

How To Reframe Technical Debt: A Painter and A Paint Bucket

By Frances Lash • December 21, 2016

As a metaphor, technical debt relies on the fact that those who hear it understand the financial concepts that the metaphor relies on. You … 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

 

How to Mitigate the Technology Gap and Manage Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • November 29, 2016

There are always trade offs to be made when you’re dealing with keeping your application portfolio up-to-date. You always have several options, whether it … read more

 

Feature Flags: Good, Bad, or Both?

By Frances Lash • October 31, 2016

Technical debt can arise from many places and today we will focus on poorly used and created feature flags. When used correctly feature flags … read more

 

Technical Debt: What is it and What to do When You Have it?

By Frances Lash • October 25, 2016

Technical debt starts off from building fast and making a slew of decisions based on short-term needs that are detrimental to your products long-term … read more

 

The ‘Why’ of Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • October 4, 2016

Here, at On Technical Debt, we often discuss the difficulties of communicating technical debt to business stakeholders, the consequences that arise from it, and … read more

 

Detecting Software Vulnerabilities with Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • August 25, 2016

Software Engineering-Technical Debt

This is a great post from the Software Engineering Institute on early software defect detections with technical debt. Schwartz, the author of the post, … read more

 

Integrating Innovation and Legacy Systems: Reducing Technical Debt in Digital Transformation

By Frances Lash • August 2, 2016

When it come to the struggles of undergoing digital transformation, many organizations are going about their digital transformation though a bimodal approach, and according … read more