Software Maintenance

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


Stop Paying Back Technical Debt, Accumulate Technical Wealth

By Frances Lash • September 22, 2016

Remodelling software should be done in the same mindset under which we remodel a house: to make it last longer and run better. Companies … read more


Software and Code Quality in Automobile Safety-Critical Applications

By Frances Lash • June 27, 2016

In the evolution of technology, one of the major components of its trajectory is that it has become integrated in every possible product. For … read more


Building Your Software House with Big Data, Reliability, and Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • May 13, 2016

Software is like a house.
How so?
According to Lev Lesokhin, senior vice president of strategy and analytics at CAST, a house has to be continuously … read more


Get a Grip on your Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • April 22, 2016

In simple terms, technical debt is the work that you’ve been putting off that is needed in order to complete a job. In other … read more


A CFO’s Guide to Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • April 13, 2016

A CFO’s job is to form a company’s investment strategy, and one critical area of investment in any organization is technology. Now, a CFO … read more


The Relationship Between Incident Management and Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • March 23, 2016

A relationship that is often overlooked in software development and maintenance is the one between incidents and technical debt. However, upon closer inspection it … read more


Infrastructure as Code and Avoiding Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • March 18, 2016

This post presents an interesting mindset from which to build software: treating infrastructure as code so that the systems and devices which are used … read more


At the Intersection of Technical Debt and Software Maintenance Costs

By Frances Lash • March 8, 2016

Arlene Minkiewicz, Chief Scientist at Price Systems, recently ┬ápresented on the issues relating to technical debt and software maintenance . The metaphor of technical … read more


Technical Debt and Reverse Grind: How to Manage it

By Frances Lash • March 2, 2016

It is common practice for a developer to make a quick fix in a software project and to then move onto the next shiny … read more