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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

 

At the Intersection of Technical Debt and Software Maintenance Costs

By Frances Lash • March 8, 2016

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

 

Technical Debt & Software Quality Tools

By Frances Lash • January 4, 2016

It’s estimated that the federal government spends about $80 billion a year on IT; over 70% of this goes to maintaining legacy systems with … read more

 

Technical Debt and Cybersecurity: A Bad Relationship

By Frances Lash • December 29, 2015

The costs associated with maintaining technical content, not advancing its capabilities, is often referred to as technical debt. As we have mentioned before, technical … read more

 

The Symptoms and Causes of Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • October 5, 2015

In the development cycle there are many places where technical debt can rear its head and cause problems down the line for the product … read more

 

The Short Memory of Lessons Learned in Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • July 15, 2015

Looking at the events of last week – the technical freezes at the New York Stock Exchange, United Airlines, and the Wall Street Journal … read more

 

The Conflict Between Regulatory Compliance and Velocity

By Frances Lash • June 15, 2015

Regulation is a fact for every financial institution, which can be a challenge when competitive pressures are mounting – ┬ábut this is no more … read more

 

Technical Debt: What it is and why should you care?

By Frances Lash • December 1, 2014

Technical debt is often directly responsible for many problems that occur when building high quality software quickly – especially as companies move towards more … read more

 

Technical Debt: Do’s and Don’ts

By Frances Lash • September 2, 2014

This is a kind of ‘wiki-how’ on how to manage technical debt in an agile environment – the right way. Not that there 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