Software Development

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What would you do if you found out that a major American automobile manufacturer knowingly picked from 27 versions of outdated, under-performing, and poorly built … read more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


Technical Debt is not only a “Technical” Problem

By Frances Lash • July 6, 2015

A question that is not asked often, and less often answered, about technical debt is: who must you pay and how?
This question is vital … read more


The US Navy Pays the Price for Faltering on Innovation

By Frances Lash • June 24, 2015

About two weeks ago, we posted an article on the pressures of digital transformation and the technical debt that results from trying to keep up with … read more


When Technical Debt Is Better Than Clean Code

By Frances Lash • June 22, 2015

Follow Up to Technical Debt as a Tool

It is often mentioned, when reading about technical debt, that taking on debt can be appropriate and even beneficial in certain situations. However, what … read more


Is DevOps Good or Bad for Technical Debt Reduction?

By Frances Lash • June 18, 2015

Continuous delivery and deployment pipelines force the clean-up of inconsistencies and holes in deployment through consistent automation. It also allows for work to happen … read more


The Causes Of Technical Debt Do Not Exist In A Vacuum

By Frances Lash • June 17, 2015

Time to market pressures are often identified as one of the key causes of technical debt. This results in a tension between releasing a … read more