Software Development

Pay Yourself First: The Art Of Reducing Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • November 17, 2014

Technical debt acts as negative interest on your time that continues to accrue while you work. Here is a post that goes beyond this … read more

 

The Broken Windows Theory of Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • November 6, 2014

Technical debt is often treated as an afterthought; teams convince themselves that they have taken into account the extra time and effort required to … read more

 

Technical Debt Takes Many Forms

By Frances Lash • October 30, 2014

Most know the term technical debt in the way that it slows down development and can cause architectural problems, however, this post does well … read more

 

Managing Technical Debt with Agile: Care About Your Code

By Frances Lash • October 14, 2014

Managing technical debt is easiest when there is an outline to help your development team discuss how classify and prevent technical debt. This post … read more

 

Paying Down Technical Debt: Work Smarter Not Harder

By Frances Lash • September 24, 2014

This post starts off with an illuminating comparison: between IT shops that work strenuously trying to complete 2 weeks worth of work in 6 … read more

 

Using Agile Techniques to Pay Back Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • September 19, 2014

Acknowledging that some form of technical debt exists in every codebase is paramount to managing debt and staying in “the black”. Asides from the … read more

 

When Code is Considered Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • September 8, 2014

This post tries to explain when code should be considered technical debt, rather than define the term by itself. For example, the post explains … 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

 

Confronting Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • August 28, 2014

There are a lot of posts out there that talk about how to handle technical debt so it doesn’t get out of control and … read more

 

Technical Debt & Quality – Binary Thinking in an Analog World

By Frances Lash • August 27, 2014

This is really great post that discusses the idea that ‘quality is not negotiable’ and that ‘only technical debt enthusiasts believe that’. The post … read more