Software Debt

Managing Code Quality and Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • April 26, 2016

Technical debt is often given a bad name in the development process. This stems from the fact that when it becomes a topic of … read more

 

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

 

On Technical Debt and Mergers and Acquisitions

By Frances Lash • April 21, 2016

Mergers and acquisitions can always result in some sort of unplanned issue emerging – whether it be about competition or integrating two disparate IT … read more

 

A CFO’s Guide to Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • April 13, 2016

A CFO’s job is to form a company’s investment strategy, and one critical area of investment in any organization is technology. Now, a CFO … read more

 

The Path from Technical Debt to Bad Code

By Frances Lash • March 30, 2016

Ward Cunningham, when coining the term technical debt, warned of incremental debt that allows code to run effectively but imperfectly. What this means is … 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  presented on the issues relating to technical debt and software maintenance . The metaphor of technical … read more

 

The Machine Learning Hype Dampened by Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • February 29, 2016

There has become a recent trend in discussing the benefits of machine learning – however, despite its recent popularity there are few large-scale systems … read more

 

Improving Software Quality to Avoid System Failure

By Frances Lash • February 25, 2016

In 2015 there was a major slew of headlines dedicated to software failures at major companies (US Airlines, Wall Street Journal, the New York … read more

 

Technical Debt and Breaking Down “Tribal Speak”

By Frances Lash • February 5, 2016

In this great podcast from .Net Rocks! the discussion on how to handle technical debt takes an interesting turn towards the discrepancy in communication between … read more

 

When You Should Start Paying Off Your Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • January 25, 2016

Much of what comes with being an entrepreneurial leader is knowing when to accept certain tradeoffs. When you have a whole organization under your … read more