Code Quality

How To Calculate Technical Debt: A Top-Down Approach

By Frances Lash • February 25, 2015

As business leaders become more involved with IT investment decisions many CIOs have found it more difficult to receive funding for maintenance of applications … read more

 

How DevOps Can Cut Innovation-Crushing Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • February 23, 2015

In this post, technical debt management is looked at from a DevOps approach. Technical debt is defined here, as the price organizations pay when … 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

 

The Technical Debt Singularity

By Frances Lash • January 23, 2015

A technology singularity, in terms laid out by this post on technical debt, is a point when technology created by humans reaches the point … read more

 

Measuring and Managing Technical Debt – A CISQ Presentation

By Frances Lash • October 23, 2014

CISQ is the Consortium for IT Software Quality, a special interest group of the Object Management Group organized to create standards for measuring software … read more

 

Using Agile Techniques to Pay Back Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • September 19, 2014

Acknowledging that some form of technical debt exists in every codebase is paramount to managing debt and staying in “the black”. Asides from the … read more

 

Technical Debt & Quality – Binary Thinking in an Analog World

By Frances Lash • August 27, 2014

This is really great post that discusses the idea that ‘quality is not negotiable’ and that ‘only technical debt enthusiasts believe that’. The post … read more

 

Technical Debt Measurement Webinar: Reversal Strategy Q&A Follow Up

By Frances Lash • August 26, 2014

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Here’s a post from a while back that follows up the Q&A of the webinar we posted on how to reverse your technical debt. … read more

 

Technical Debt – Why not just do the work better?

By Frances Lash • August 25, 2014

Here is a post that answers the question: why not just do the work better in order to avoid technical debt? Here it is … read more

 

Feature Toggles are one of the worst kinds of Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • August 20, 2014

This is great post about how technical debt can accumulate when employing feature flags or toggles into mainline code as a shortcut to release. … read more