Business Applications

When Technical Debt Is Better Than Clean Code

By Frances Lash • June 22, 2015

Follow Up to Technical Debt as a Tool

It is often mentioned, when reading about technical debt, that taking on debt can be appropriate and even beneficial in certain situations. However, what … read more


The Conflict Between Regulatory Compliance and Velocity

By Frances Lash • June 15, 2015

Regulation is a fact for every financial institution, which can be a challenge when competitive pressures are mounting –  but this is no more … read more


A Scorecard for Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • May 14, 2015

Corporate technology debt (which we will refer to as technical debt) is usually the result of not considering the future effort needed after shortcuts … 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


CISQ: Establishing Industry-wide Standards to improve Software Quality

By Frances Lash • January 28, 2015

CISQ is the Consortium for IT Software Quality, a special interest group of the Object Management Group organized to create standards for measuring software 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


Time to Start Estimating Technical Debt

By Alexandra Szynkarski • October 29, 2012

IEEE Software Technical Debt Edition

Last week IEEE Software published a special edition for their Nov/Dec issue, dedicated to Technical Debt! My colleagues and I at CAST Research Labs … read more


“IT Organizations Have Far Too Much Technical Debt”

By Alexandra Szynkarski • October 22, 2012

Bill Curtis-Technical Debt

Dr. Bill Curtis, Senior VP and Chief Scientist at CAST, explains in this interview that we need to measure the structural quality of business … read more


Webinar – Get Smart about Technical Debt: Software Analysis & Measurement

By Alexandra Szynkarski • April 2, 2012

CAST Technical Debt Webinar

Industry research shows the average business application carries as much as $2 million in Technical Debt.  Analysts at Gartner estimate industry IT debt at … read more


Technical Debt in Business Applications – World Quality Report

By Alexandra Szynkarski • March 2, 2012

Capgemini and HP recently released their “World Quality Report” (WQR) which    examines the state of application technical quality and testing practices across different industries … read more