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


CISQ Webinar: The Future of Software Sizing with Automated Function Points

By Alexandra Szynkarski • February 5, 2013

IT-CISQ-Function Points

Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) have recently announced the availability of an OMG Specification for Automated Function Points (AFP). Functions points (or source lines of … read more


The Technical Debt Management Cycle, from CISQ

By Alexandra Szynkarski • December 10, 2012


This is a presentation from CISQ, the Consortium for IT Software Quality, which presents the Technical Debt management cycle on how to evaluate the … read more


Learned Helplessness, Rats, and People Power

By Daniel.Hardman • November 28, 2012

Drowning in Technical Debt

In the 1950s, researchers at Johns Hopkins conducted some very troubling experiments. They caught wild rats and squeezed them in their hands until they … read more


RBS-NatWest Outage: What Really Happened

By Paul Maher • June 27, 2012

NatWest technical debt

‘This is my personal opinion based on what I read from comments to articles in The Guardian, The Register and other online sources.’
I don’t … read more


Technical Debt in Financial Services

By Rod Newing • June 19, 2012

A group of senior IT executives from financial services institutions met over dinner in London to discuss dealing with technical debt. The discussion ranged … read more


3 Concepts to Aid Developers in Addressing Technical Debt

By Alexandra Szynkarski • April 6, 2012

Technical Debt and Developers

There are a couple of blog posts out there that talk about the developer’s perspective on technical debt. I find this topic especially interesting … read more


Technical Debt: Why You Should Care – Ci&T

By Alexandra Szynkarski • December 7, 2011

This SlideShare presentation from Ci&T shows the different types of Technical Debt that exist in our software code, focusing mainly on how to manage … read more