Software Development

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


How Far is the Healthcare Industry Lagging with its Technology?

By Frances Lash • November 2, 2015

Healthcare companies, whether they be hospitals or insurers, are just as susceptible to the effects of technical debt as any other company that has … read more


The Case Against Letting Go of Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • October 28, 2015

When starting a new project, it’s assumed that you begin with optimal code. Then when you add a feature, it take E amount of … read more


The Black Hole of Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • October 26, 2015

Looking at the traditional method of software development (Waterfall) we can see a lot of shortcomings with that method of development in terms of … read more


The Symptoms and Causes of Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • October 5, 2015

In the development cycle there are many places where technical debt can rear its head and cause problems down the line for the product … read more


The Prisoner’s Dilemma and Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • October 1, 2015

The prisoner’s dilemma is a great theoretical game showing the value in cooperation. If you’re new to the concept it works like this:

Two prisoner’s … read more


Technical Debt Build-Up Fueled By Unfettered DevOps Practices

By Frances Lash • July 30, 2015

What would you do if you found out that a major American automobile manufacturer knowingly¬†picked from 27 versions of outdated, under-performing, and poorly built … read more


Technical Debt, Transparency, and the Iron Triangle of Development

By Frances Lash • July 21, 2015

Technical debt, Software Development, Software Quality

There are a lot of blog posts floating around out there that try to talk about technical debt in a new and interesting way. … read more


How the Public Sector is Dealing with their Legacy Systems

By Frances Lash • July 20, 2015

There’s a new wind blowing in technology, specifically in the public sector, on how to handle the crossroads between systems that have been around … read more


The Short Memory of Lessons Learned in Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • July 15, 2015

Looking at the events of last week – the technical freezes at the New York Stock Exchange, United Airlines, and the Wall Street Journal … read more