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The Problem With “Technical Debt” And Other Agile Terms

By Frances Lash • November 12, 2014

Technical debt, as a term, serves to incentivize change within app and portfolio management. However, it fails to translate with business leaders, therefore failing … read more

 

Productive vs. Unproductive Work: Measuring Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • September 15, 2014

Definitions of technical debt often revolve around additions made to code ‘sloppily’ (or in the case of this post ‘hackily’) which mount up to … read more

 

Confronting Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • August 28, 2014

There are a lot of posts out there that talk about how to handle technical debt so it doesn’t get out of control and … read more

 

Technical Debt – What it is and What to do about it

By Frances Lash • August 21, 2014

This is a post that goes over what technical debt is, and what to do about it – while drawing away from the common … read more

 

Software Process and Measurement Cast 301: Technical Debt Essay

By Frances Lash • August 19, 2014

Here’s a podcast of an essay on technical debt that delves into the reality of using technical debt and the payment of that debt. … read more

 

Technical Debt 101: More Haste, Less Speed

By Frances Lash • June 30, 2014

This is a really interesting post (which cites our interview with Steve McConnell on how to communicate technical debt) that delves into the culture … read more

 

Technical Debt: Paying Back Your Creditors

By Francois Reynald • June 10, 2013

Swimming in Technical Debt

Would you still go for a swim if you saw that sign on the beach?
Probably not.
Most people would agree that a swim in the … read more

 

Technical Debt Twitter Event #boxchat

By Alexandra Szynkarski • April 29, 2013

Box UK Technical Debt

For those that use Twitter regularly, Box UK will be hosting a #boxchat Twitter discussion on Thursday, May 2 at 1pm EDT dedicated to our favorite … read more

 

Broken Windows

By Corey Cossentino • February 27, 2013

Broken Windows Technical Debt

One of the tools we use when developing production web services is a script that runs nightly to compile a list of any errors … read more

 

Pragmatic Ways for Your IT Team to Deal with Technical Debt

By Alexandra Szynkarski • February 21, 2013

Johanna Rothman technical debt

Welcome to the OnTechnicalDebt Expert Interview Series.
This interview will focus on the ground-level steps that should be taken in order to help IT teams … read more