Software Development

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

 

The Risks of Measuring Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • January 21, 2016

It has become a recent practice in organizations to measure technical debt in their software – but how often do you think about why you are … read more

 

Technical Debt & Risk: One and the Same

By Frances Lash • January 6, 2016

Technical debt is a very important concept to developers that is often lost on the management end. Developers use the concept to describe the … read more

 

Technical Debt & Software Quality Tools

By Frances Lash • January 4, 2016

It’s estimated that the federal government spends about $80 billion a year on IT; over 70% of this goes to maintaining legacy systems with … read more

 

Technical Debt and Cybersecurity: A Bad Relationship

By Frances Lash • December 29, 2015

The costs associated with maintaining technical content, not advancing its capabilities, is often referred to as technical debt. As we have mentioned before, technical … read more

 

At a Glance: Machine Learning and Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • December 15, 2015

In this podcast from Software Engineering Daily, D. Sculley discusses the problem of technical debt with respect to machine learning systems.
Below is some of … read more

 

The Brethren of Technical Debt: Cloud Functionality Debt

By Frances Lash • December 8, 2015

In this post, the author cites overhearing cloud vendors and implementors bemoaning how cloud application software customers fail to activate new functionality found in … read more

 

Why Your Manager Loves Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • November 30, 2015

This is a great interview of Caskey Dickinson about his upcoming talk Why Your Manager LOVES Technical Debt and What to Do About It. Dickinson talks … read more

 

Defining Technical Debt: What It Is and What It Is Not

By Frances Lash • November 23, 2015

There is always a battle between the amount of time you have to get things done and the amount of work you have to … read more