Application Development

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

 

Technical Debt and Breaking Down “Tribal Speak”

By Frances Lash • February 5, 2016

In this great podcast from .Net Rocks! the discussion on how to handle technical debt takes an interesting turn towards the discrepancy in communication between … read more

 

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