Application Development

Defining Technical Debt: What It Is and What It Is Not

By Frances Lash • November 23, 2015

There is always a battle between the amount of time you have to get things done and the amount of work you have to … read more


How Far is the Healthcare Industry Lagging with its Technology?

By Frances Lash • November 2, 2015

Healthcare companies, whether they be hospitals or insurers, are just as susceptible to the effects of technical debt as any other company that has … read more


The Case Against Letting Go of Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • October 28, 2015

When starting a new project, it’s assumed that you begin with optimal code. Then when you add a feature, it take E amount 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


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What would you do if you found out that a major American automobile manufacturer knowingly¬†picked from 27 versions of outdated, under-performing, and poorly built … read more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