Software Maintenance

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

 

The Machine Learning Hype Dampened by Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • February 29, 2016

There has become a recent trend in discussing the benefits of machine learning – however, despite its recent popularity there are few large-scale systems … read more

 

Improving Software Quality to Avoid System Failure

By Frances Lash • February 25, 2016

In 2015 there was a major slew of headlines dedicated to software failures at major companies (US Airlines, Wall Street Journal, the New York … read more

 

How Innovation Debt Is Just As Damaging as Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • February 1, 2016

Often times in the development process large amounts of technical debt result in stalled innovation from a given team. However, what happens when what … read more

 

Maintaining Technical Debt and Team Morale in a Large System

By Frances Lash • January 28, 2016

In this post from InfoQ, Thomas Bradford explains his experience on working with a monolith java-based system that had improper test coverage and huge … read more