Application Development

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


Technical Debt Build-Up Fueled By Unfettered DevOps Practices

By Frances Lash • July 30, 2015

What would you do if you found out that a major American automobile manufacturer knowingly picked from 27 versions of outdated, under-performing, and poorly built … read more


A Look at Technical Debt: The Code Monster in Your Closet

By Frances Lash • May 15, 2015

This is post is based on presentation made at the PyCon 2015 conference in Montreal by Nina Zakharenko: 
Technical Debt is the result of a … 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


Reducing Technical Debt to Scale-up Productivity

By Frances Lash • April 1, 2015

In this post the question “how to create value for businesses at a time when labour arbitrage in the outsourcing industry has plummeted?” is … read more


Technical Embezzlement: Technical Debt Without Agreement

By Frances Lash • March 17, 2015

This post describes a new term related to technical debt: technical embezzlement. In order to further define the term, building off of technical debt … read more


How DevOps Can Cut Innovation-Crushing Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • February 23, 2015

In this post, technical debt management is looked at from a DevOps approach. Technical debt is defined here, as the price organizations pay when … read more


Microservices Architecture & Reducing Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • February 13, 2015

Paying off technical debt, according to this post, can be made easier with microservices architecture. When building a code base, eventually, trade-offs between quality … 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: What, Why, and How

By Frances Lash • June 25, 2014

Here’s post that was cited in the article we recommended previously (Architectural Debt and Moving to Software-defined Architectures) that gives a clear and detailed description … read more