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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

 

Technical Debt & Software Quality Tools

By Frances Lash • January 4, 2016

It’s estimated that the federal government spends about $80 billion a year on IT; over 70% of this goes to maintaining legacy systems with … 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

 

Technical Debt: The Difference Between Standing Still and Moving Forward

By Frances Lash • June 4, 2015

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Currently, there are many businesses whose innovation and productivity are hampered by costly and inflexible information technology. Anywhere between 4-6% of a firm’s revenue … read more

 

A Technical Debt Reduction Plan

By Frances Lash • May 7, 2015

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Technical debt can bog down any organization that attempts to be agile. If too much of the IT budget is spent on maintenance and … 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

 

5th International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt

By Alexandra Szynkarski • November 13, 2013

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Update: Take a look at the presentations from some of the speakers in the industry, including Lockheed Martin, Siemens Healthcare, and IBM on how they … 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

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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

 

Paying Down the Interest on your IT Technical Debt — CAST

By Alexandra Szynkarski • May 14, 2012

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Dr. Bill Curtis – Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist with CAST – lays out the “Technical Debt Management Cycle”, a 7-step process for … read more