Software Debt

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


Software and Code Quality in Automobile Safety-Critical Applications

By Frances Lash • June 27, 2016

In the evolution of technology, one of the major components of its trajectory is that it has become integrated in every possible product. For … read more


The Silent Killer: Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • June 22, 2016

This great article from Forbes starts off with a good physical and personal analogy for technical debt. Imagine you’re in your early twenties and … read more


Strategizing Your Technical Debt: The Good, The Bad, and The Necessary

By Frances Lash • May 31, 2016

One of the great things about the technical debt metaphor is that it expanded the conversation on software entropy and complexity to include the … read more


How Monsanto changed its management of Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • May 30, 2016

Here’s a great post that discusses how Monsanto is not only managing their technical debt but turning it into an asset.
From the start, the … read more


Technical Debt: Not Just a Technical Problem

By Frances Lash • May 26, 2016

Technical debt has come around as being the keyword of the moment in the industry. It has probably come up in developer team conversations … read more


Measuring Technical Debt to Increase Quality and Performance

By Frances Lash • May 19, 2016

Applications and architecture are usually the primary source of technical debt in an IT organization. Application sprawl ¬†and code complexity are major parts of … read more


Building Your Software House with Big Data, Reliability, and Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • May 13, 2016

Software is like a house.
How so?
According to Lev Lesokhin, senior vice president of strategy and analytics at CAST, a house has to be continuously … read more