Software Development

Contribute to CISQ’s Technical Debt Remediation Survey

By Frances Lash • January 11, 2017

CISQ

Last week we published a post about the Consortium for IT Software Quality’s (CISQ) initiative to come up with a standard technical debt measure … read more

 

Technical Debt & Safety Critical Systems in Automobiles: The Road Ahead

By Frances Lash • December 27, 2016

Cars are no longer simple pieces of machinery but have evolved into highly integrated pieces of technology – with software embedded into all their … read more

 

How To Reframe Technical Debt: A Painter and A Paint Bucket

By Frances Lash • December 21, 2016

As a metaphor, technical debt relies on the fact that those who hear it understand the financial concepts that the metaphor relies on. You … read more

 

Innovating While Maintaining Stability: A Lesson From Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • November 30, 2016

A while ago we published a post on IDC prediction that the bi-modal IT approach is a recipe for disaster. There are different opinions … read more

 

How to Mitigate the Technology Gap and Manage Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • November 29, 2016

There are always trade offs to be made when you’re dealing with keeping your application portfolio up-to-date. You always have several options whether it … read more

 

Is the Bimodal IT Approach an Invitation to Failure?

By Frances Lash • November 16, 2016

There’s bad news ahead for organizations that focused on a bimodal IT approach. According to research firm IDC by 2019 80% of those firms … read more

 

The Human Side of Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • November 1, 2016

Technical debt has not only become a popular industry term, but it has proven itself to be an important concept. It was developed to … read more

 

Feature Flags: Good, Bad, or Both?

By Frances Lash • October 31, 2016

Technical debt can arise from many places and today we will focus on poorly used and created feature flags. When used correctly feature flags … read more

 

Technical Debt: What is it and What to do When You Have it?

By Frances Lash • October 25, 2016

Technical debt starts off from building fast and making a slew of decisions based on short-term needs that are detrimental to your products long-term … read more

 

The ‘Why’ of Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • October 4, 2016

Here, at On Technical Debt, we often discuss the difficulties of communicating technical debt to business stakeholders, the consequences that arise from it, and … read more