How to Avoid Technical Failure by Recognizing the Consequences of Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • September 26, 2016

This summer Southwest Airlines underwent various technical failures that led to the cancellation of 2,300 flights over the span of four days. This cost … read more


Strategizing Your Technical Debt: The Good, The Bad, and The Necessary

By Frances Lash • May 31, 2016

One of the great things about the technical debt metaphor is that it expanded the conversation on software entropy and complexity to include the … read more


How To Deal with Technical Debt in Different Environments

By Frances Lash • April 11, 2016

Most technical professionals can agree on at least one thing: that things would’ve been done better and problems would’ve been solved quicker if they … read more


Why Your Manager Loves Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • November 30, 2015

This is a great interview of Caskey Dickinson about his upcoming talk¬†Why Your Manager LOVES Technical Debt and What to Do About It.¬†Dickinson talks … read more


The Black Hole of Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • October 26, 2015

Looking at the traditional method of software development (Waterfall) we can see a lot of shortcomings with that method of development in terms of … read more


In Praise of Doing Agile the Right Way

By Frances Lash • September 17, 2015

Agile has become an increasingly useful methodology for CIOs who need to meet the rapidly evolving demands of digital businesses. Where other traditional methods, … read more


Is The Impact Of Technical Debt The Same Everywhere?

By Frances Lash • May 11, 2015

Technical debt is defined, in this post, as any code that impedes agility as a project matures. This is an important definition to keep … read more


6 Ways to Keep Technical Debt at Bay

By Frances Lash • May 8, 2015

It is commonly mentioned, when speaking on technical debt, that small amounts of debt incurred, if they are deliberate and well monitored, can be … read more


A Technical Debt Reduction Plan

By Frances Lash • May 7, 2015

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Technical debt can bog down any organization that attempts to be agile. If too much of the IT budget is spent on maintenance and … read more


Technical Debt – It Is Not Inevitable

By Frances Lash • March 25, 2015

This post beings with an interesting statement: that in a start up environment technical debt often feels inevitable. Technical debt can be seen as … read more