Agile

Managing Technical Debt with Agile: Care About Your Code

By Frances Lash • October 14, 2014

Managing technical debt is easiest when there is an outline to help your development team discuss how classify and prevent technical debt. This post … 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

 

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

 

Are We There Yet? Thoughts on Technical Debt Research and Practice

By Zadia Codabux • July 26, 2013

The strategic management of technical debt has gained visibility with the increase in popularity of agile methods. Consequently, it is of extreme importance to … read more

 

Pragmatic Ways for Your IT Team to Deal with Technical Debt

By Alexandra Szynkarski • February 21, 2013

Johanna Rothman technical debt

Welcome to the OnTechnicalDebt Expert Interview Series.
This interview will focus on the ground-level steps that should be taken in order to help IT teams … read more

 

Technical Debt: Naughty or Nice?

By Leon Fayer • January 7, 2013

Many years ago I was working with a very large customer, both from user-base and traffic perspective, with a pretty interesting business model at … read more

 

Fourth International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt

By Alexandra Szynkarski • December 14, 2012

ICSE 4thTechnical Debt Workshop

It’s that time of year again! As part of the annual ICSE Event, The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) will be holding their fourth annual workshop on … read more

 

Chris Sterling: How to Approach Software Debt in an Agile Environment

By Alexandra Szynkarski • November 26, 2012

ChrisSterling_Software Debt

Welcome to the OnTechnicalDebt Expert Interview Series. This month’s interview focuses on discussing the ways in which different areas of software debt can be tracked, particularly in … read more

 

“IT Organizations Have Far Too Much Technical Debt”

By Alexandra Szynkarski • October 22, 2012

Bill Curtis-Technical Debt

Dr. Bill Curtis, Senior VP and Chief Scientist at CAST, explains in this interview that we need to measure the structural quality of business … read more