Architecture

How To Calculate Technical Debt: A Top-Down Approach

By Frances Lash • February 25, 2015

As business leaders become more involved with IT investment decisions many CIOs have found it more difficult to receive funding for maintenance of applications … 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

 

Is Refactoring “Needless Rework”? – Refactoring for Design Level Smells

By Frances Lash • January 19, 2015

Here’s a post that delves into the necessity of refactoring in software engineering, comparing the practicality of refactoring in software to restructuring in urban … read more

 

Not all Technical Debt should be Treated Equally

By Frances Lash • December 30, 2014

The on going management of technical debt has become viewed as critical for the development of high quality and maintainable software, even by those … read more

 

Meta-Architecture: The Solution to Architecture Technical Debt?

By Frances Lash • July 11, 2014

One of the mantras of Agile development teams is to do “just good enough” to get the job done. This is what drives the … read more

 

Architectural Debt and Moving to Software Defined Architectures

By Frances Lash • June 25, 2014

This article gives us an in depth look at another type of IT debt: architectural debt. It starts off with the jarring statistic that … read more

 

“Real Options” for Technical Debt

By Alexandra Szynkarski • June 18, 2014

An interesting presentation is going on tomorrow about technical debt and the “real options” to balancing short term market ¬†goals with long term stability. … read more

 

Cost of Delay Due to Technical Debt

By Alexandra Szynkarski • February 14, 2014

Interesting post from Johanna Rothman about the cost of delay that technical debt can cause. She mentions three types of technical debt:

Insufficiently automated build … read more

 

Pragmatic Ways for Your IT Team to Deal with Technical Debt

By Alexandra Szynkarski • February 21, 2013

Johanna Rothman technical debt

Welcome to the OnTechnicalDebt Expert Interview Series.
This interview will focus on the ground-level steps that should be taken in order to help IT teams … read more

 

Technical Debt: Naughty or Nice?

By Leon Fayer • January 7, 2013

Many years ago I was working with a very large customer, both from user-base and traffic perspective, with a pretty interesting business model at … read more