Business Applications

A CFOs Guide To Leaving Technical Debt Behind

By Frances Lash • July 14, 2016

What can CFOs do to lead their company’s away from the mountains of technical debt?
First it’s necessary to give a quick definition of bad business technology … read more

 

Managing Code Quality and Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • April 26, 2016

Technical debt is often given a bad name in the development process. This stems from the fact that when it becomes a topic of … 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

 

When You Should Start Paying Off Your Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • January 25, 2016

Much of what comes with being an entrepreneurial leader is knowing when to accept certain tradeoffs. When you have a whole organization under your … read more

 

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