Software Maintenance

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

 

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 Pressure of Digital Transformation and Subsequent Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • June 10, 2015

When planning 2015’s budget most companies left out new resources needed for a key generational shift: the change from a centralized technology support department … read more

 

Technical Debt: The Difference Between Standing Still and Moving Forward

By Frances Lash • June 4, 2015

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Currently, there are many businesses whose innovation and productivity are hampered by costly and inflexible information technology. Anywhere between 4-6% of a firm’s revenue … read more

 

The Economics of Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • June 2, 2015

Ward Cunningham introduced the technical debt metaphor as a method to highlight the potential for higher costs in product development from postponing some work … read more

 

The Bunny Theory of Code: Keeping Poor Quality Code from Multiplying

By Frances Lash • May 27, 2015

This is a post that discusses a type of technical debt that arises when bad quality code finds it way into the source control. … read more

 

6 Ways to Keep Technical Debt at Bay

By Frances Lash • May 8, 2015

It is commonly mentioned, when speaking on technical debt, that small amounts of debt incurred, if they are deliberate and well monitored, can be … read more

 

CISQ: Establishing Industry-wide Standards to improve Software Quality

By Frances Lash • January 28, 2015

CISQ is the Consortium for IT Software Quality, a special interest group of the Object Management Group organized to create standards for measuring software quality, … read more

 

The Three Kinds of Code: Divergent Perceptions about Cost

By Frances Lash • January 5, 2015

This post discusses the three categories of code that can be found within a certain project and that confusion about them plus a misunderstanding … read more

 

Not all Technical Debt should be Treated Equally

By Frances Lash • December 30, 2014

The on going management of technical debt has become viewed as critical for the development of high quality and maintainable software, even by those … read more