Software Debt

Technical Debt for Continuous Innovation: Strategies to Avoid

By Jodi Rosenblum • March 9, 2018

Technical Debt

Strategies to fix technical debt is a topic that’s not going unnoticed this year. Discovering technical debt is inevitable as organizations modernize legacy applications. … read more


Technical Debt The Right Way

By Frances Lash • January 30, 2017

A distinction that we always try to make in our posts is that there is both good and bad technical debt. This is similar … read more


Contribute to CISQ’s Technical Debt Remediation Survey

By Frances Lash • January 11, 2017


Last week we published a post about the Consortium for IT Software Quality’s (CISQ) initiative to come up with a standard technical debt measure … read more


How To Reframe Technical Debt: A Painter and A Paint Bucket

By Frances Lash • December 21, 2016

As a metaphor, technical debt relies on the fact that those who hear it understand the financial concepts that the metaphor relies on. You … read more


How to Mitigate the Technology Gap and Manage Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • November 29, 2016

There are always trade offs to be made when you’re dealing with keeping your application portfolio up-to-date. You always have several options, whether it … read more


Is the Bimodal IT Approach an Invitation to Failure?

By Frances Lash • November 16, 2016

There’s bad news ahead for organizations that focused on a bimodal IT approach. According to research firm IDC by 2019 80% of those firms … read more


Feature Flags: Good, Bad, or Both?

By Frances Lash • October 31, 2016

Technical debt can arise from many places and today we will focus on poorly used and created feature flags. When used correctly feature flags … read more


Technical Debt: What is it and What to do When You Have it?

By Frances Lash • October 25, 2016

Technical debt starts off from building fast and making a slew of decisions based on short-term needs that are detrimental to your products long-term … read more


The ‘Why’ of Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • October 4, 2016

Here, at On Technical Debt, we often discuss the difficulties of communicating technical debt to business stakeholders, the consequences that arise from it, and … read more


Stop Paying Back Technical Debt, Accumulate Technical Wealth

By Frances Lash • September 22, 2016

Remodelling software should be done in the same mindset under which we remodel a house: to make it last longer and run better. Companies … read more