Software Code

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 –  but 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

 

Visualizing Technical Debt

By Tomas Malmsten • April 2, 2013

Visualizing Technical Debt

Technical Debt is something most teams struggle with in one way or other. One of the more common issues I encounter is how to visualize the actual … read more

 

Masterclass: Reducing Technical Debt with Michael C. Feathers

By Alexandra Szynkarski • November 30, 2012

Working Effectively With Legacy Code

Michael Feathers is hosting a Masterclass on Reducing Technical Debt in London, UK on Tuesday, 26 January and Wednesday, 27 February, 2013.
This Masterclass is aimed to … read more

 

Exploring the Concept of Technical Debt

By Alexandra Szynkarski • April 26, 2012

One of the interesting things about the “Technical Debt” concept is seeing how it evolves and moves forward in the software engineering world. Of … read more

 

What should be classified as Technical Debt?

By Alexandra Szynkarski • March 13, 2012

Technical Debt Quadrant from Martin Fowler

A couple of years back, Martin Fowler wrote an article – “Technical Debt Quadrant” – about what should and shouldn’t be classified as Technical … read more

 

ScrumMaster Tales on Technical Debt

By Alexandra Szynkarski • February 28, 2012

Technical Debt ScrumMaster Tales

This blog post from Mark Levison, ScrumMaster at Agile Pain Relief Consulting, is part of a series called “ScrumMaster Tales” where his team discovers … read more