Design Debt

Are We There Yet? Thoughts on Technical Debt Research and Practice

By Zadia Codabux • July 26, 2013

The strategic management of technical debt has gained visibility with the increase in popularity of agile methods. Consequently, it is of extreme importance to … read more


Chris Sterling: How to Approach Software Debt in an Agile Environment

By Alexandra Szynkarski • November 26, 2012

ChrisSterling_Software Debt

Welcome to the OnTechnicalDebt Expert Interview Series. This month’s interview focuses on discussing the ways in which different areas of software debt can be tracked, particularly in … read more


Technical Debt – A Quick Overview

By Alexandra Szynkarski • May 31, 2012

Technical Debt

What is Technical Debt?
Technical Debt, also known as Software Debt, is a metaphor that highlights the compromises made by IT organizations between short-term gains … read more


Managing Software Debt, Workshop at Intel — Chris Sterling

By Alexandra Szynkarski • April 5, 2012

This is a presentation from Chris Sterling, author of Managing Software Debt: Building for Inevitable Change.
The presentation comes from his workshop with Agile Advantage … read more


10 Thoughts on Technical Debt

By Alexandra Szynkarski • January 2, 2012

10 Thoughts on Technical Debt

“Technical Debt”, much like Design Debt or Testing Debt, is one of those metaphors that does not need an explanation in itself – you … read more


To Pay or Not to Pay Design Debt — IEEE Computing Society

By Alexandra Szynkarski • December 14, 2011

Ward Cunningham coined the term technical debt as a metaphor for the trade-off between writing clean code at higher cost and delayed delivery, and writing messy … read more


The Basics to Understanding Technical Debt

By Alexandra Szynkarski • December 11, 2011

Technical Debt

If you’re looking to quickly understand the key concepts of Design Debt and Software Debt: Aqueduct UK has written up a clear and simple … read more


Is It OK to have Software Debt?

By Alexandra Szynkarski • December 11, 2011

Good or Bad Technical Debt

Both software debt and design debt are all around us – from the missing stages in the Continuous Integration process, to the quick and … read more


Identifying, Measuring, Reducing & Avoiding Technical Debt – Agile Institute

By Alexandra Szynkarski • November 6, 2011

This SlideShare presentation from the Agile Institute presents the concept behind Technical Debt and the differences behind quality debt, design debt, and testing debt.

Technical … read more