Software Development

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

 

“Real Options” for Technical Debt

By Alexandra Szynkarski • June 18, 2014

An interesting presentation is going on tomorrow about technical debt and the “real options” to balancing short term market  goals with long term stability. … read more

 

Technical Debt – Breaking the Poor Development Cycle

By Alexandra Szynkarski • April 30, 2014

A comprehensive treatment of the cost and impact of technical debt on the developer, the team and the mission. This post illustrates the vicious … read more

 

Technical Debt Study

By Alexandra Szynkarski • March 3, 2014

Research on Technical Debt helps us understand how to manage it better! If you deal with technical debt on a daily basis, spend 15 … read more

 

SPLASH – Technical Debt Workshop

By Alexandra Szynkarski • June 7, 2013

 
The SPLASH conference is holding a Technical Debt workshop on Monday, 27 October, 2013 in Indianapolis. The goal of the workshop is to explore the … read more

 

Prioritizing Your Technical Debt

By Alexandra Szynkarski • March 11, 2013

Steve Garnett from Ripple Rock (an IT consulting company that assists customers in improving their software development capabilities) is one of many who has experienced Technical … read more