Code Quality

Technical Debt: Not Just a Technical Problem

By Frances Lash • May 26, 2016

Technical debt has come around as being the keyword of the moment in the industry. It has probably come up in developer team conversations … read more

 

Measuring Technical Debt to Increase Quality and Performance

By Frances Lash • May 19, 2016

Applications and architecture are usually the primary source of technical debt in an IT organization. Application sprawl  and code complexity are major parts of … 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

 

Managing Code Quality and Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • April 26, 2016

Technical debt is often given a bad name in the development process. This stems from the fact that when it becomes a topic of … read more

 

Get a Grip on your Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • April 22, 2016

In simple terms, technical debt is the work that you’ve been putting off that is needed in order to complete a job. In other … read more

 

On Technical Debt and Mergers and Acquisitions

By Frances Lash • April 21, 2016

Mergers and acquisitions can always result in some sort of unplanned issue emerging – whether it be about competition or integrating two disparate IT … read more

 

How Spilled Juice is just like Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • March 28, 2016

This post presents an interesting and effective analogy to for those of us that struggle with handling technical debt: spilled juice.
Let’s say that once … read more

 

The Relationship Between Incident Management and Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • March 23, 2016

A relationship that is often overlooked in software development and maintenance is the one between incidents and technical debt. However, upon closer inspection it … read more

 

At the Intersection of Technical Debt and Software Maintenance Costs

By Frances Lash • March 8, 2016

Arlene Minkiewicz, Chief Scientist at Price Systems, recently  presented on the issues relating to technical debt and software maintenance . The metaphor of technical … read more

 

The Machine Learning Hype Dampened by Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • February 29, 2016

There has become a recent trend in discussing the benefits of machine learning – however, despite its recent popularity there are few large-scale systems … read more