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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

 

IBM Virtual Event – Looking inside the Box, an Important Application Testing Complement

By Alexandra Szynkarski • April 4, 2012

IBM Innovation Series on Technical Debt

What is contributing to the $2.4M in technical debt in an average application of 510K lines of code?
Less than 30% of production failures are … read more

 

Paying Down the Technical Debt Interest on your Applications — Dr. Bill Curtis

By Alexandra Szynkarski • March 30, 2012

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In this just-released white paper, Dr. Bill Curtis – SVP and Chief Scientist at CAST – examines the Technical Debt metaphor to explain how it can be used to help executives think about software quality in business terms while governing software changeability and maintainability of their application portfolios. 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

 

Technical Debt: How Much is it Really Costing

By Alexandra Szynkarski • February 20, 2012

Technical Debt Cost

How much Technical Debt do we have? How do we quantify the cost? How do we measure the interest accumulated or paid off?
These are … read more

 

How to Monetize Application Technical Debt — Gartner & CAST

By Alexandra Szynkarski • January 1, 2012

This is a Gartner-CAST newsletter which shows the data-driven approach to balancing delivery agility with business risk. The paper features exclusive analysis from Andy Ktye, Gartner VP and Fellow who eloquently illustrates the systemic risk in the application portfolio caused by the accumulation of Technical Debt over the last decade. read more

 

Webinar – The CRASH Report 2011/2012

By Alexandra Szynkarski • December 19, 2011

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In this webinar, Dr. Bill Curtis, Senior Vice-President and Chief-Scientist at CAST Software, discusses the recently published study of software quality trends in IT: … read more