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Building Your Software House with Big Data, Reliability, and Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • May 13, 2016

Software is like a house.
How so?
According to Lev Lesokhin, senior vice president of strategy and analytics at CAST, a house has to be continuously … read more

 

UK Banking at risk of IT Failure and Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • May 9, 2016

In this post, there is a distinct warning being made to banks in the UK: another banking outage, similar to RBS major failure in … read more

 

Technical Debt and Reverse Grind: How to Manage it

By Frances Lash • March 2, 2016

It is common practice for a developer to make a quick fix in a software project and to then move onto the next shiny … read more

 

How Technical Debt Can Help You Be Innovative

By Frances Lash • February 22, 2016

Vision is a term often employed to describe leaders: i.e “they have vision” or “they are visionaries”. But vision itself is a rather arbitrary … read more

 

Technical Debt and Breaking Down “Tribal Speak”

By Frances Lash • February 5, 2016

In this great podcast from .Net Rocks!┬áthe 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