Software Development

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

 

UK Banking at risk of IT Failure and Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • May 9, 2016

In this post, there is a distinct warning being made to banks in the UK: another banking outage, similar to RBS major failure in … 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

 

How to Avoid the Brittle Code of Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • April 18, 2016

One of the greatest issues of dealing with technical debt is the brittle code that comes along with it. Brittle code is any code … 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

 

How To Deal with Technical Debt in Different Environments

By Frances Lash • April 11, 2016

Most technical professionals can agree on at least one thing: that things would’ve been done better and problems would’ve been solved quicker if they … read more

 

How Spilled Juice is just like Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • March 28, 2016

This post presents an interesting and effective analogy to for those of us that struggle with handling technical debt: spilled juice.
Let’s say that once … read more

 

The Relationship Between Incident Management and Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • March 23, 2016

A relationship that is often overlooked in software development and maintenance is the one between incidents and technical debt. However, upon closer inspection it … read more

 

Infrastructure as Code and Avoiding Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • March 18, 2016

This post presents an interesting mindset from which to build software: treating infrastructure as code so that the systems and devices which are used … read more