Technical Debt: The Difference Between Standing Still and Moving Forward

By Frances Lash • June 4, 2015

CAST-Technical debt

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

CAST-Technical debt

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


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

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


Paying Down the Interest on your IT Technical Debt — CAST

By Alexandra Szynkarski • May 14, 2012

Bill Curtis - Technical Debt

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

Bill Curtis-Paying Down Interest on Technical Debt Applications

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