Application Development

Contribute to CISQ’s Technical Debt Remediation Survey

By Frances Lash • January 11, 2017

CISQ

Last week we published a post about the Consortium for IT Software Quality’s (CISQ) initiative to come up with a standard technical debt measure … 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

 

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

 

A CFOs Guide To Leaving Technical Debt Behind

By Frances Lash • July 14, 2016

What can CFOs do to lead their company’s away from the mountains of technical debt?
First it’s necessary to give a quick definition of bad business technology … 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 Monsanto changed its management of Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • May 30, 2016

Here’s a great post that discusses how Monsanto is not only managing their technical debt but turning it into an asset.
From the start, the … read more

 

Measuring Technical Debt to Increase Quality and Performance

By Frances Lash • May 19, 2016

Applications and architecture are usually the primary source of technical debt in an IT organization. Application sprawl  and code complexity are major parts of … read more

 

How to Avoid the Brittle Code of Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • April 18, 2016

One of the greatest issues of dealing with technical debt is the brittle code that comes along with it. Brittle code is any code … read more

 

How To Rescue Legacy Code Through Refactoring

By Frances Lash • April 4, 2016

When working on a legacy codebase, you might start to wonder how anyone could have ever let it get to be such a mess. … read more