Software Quality

Understanding the Trade-offs that Lead to Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • May 18, 2015

A recent 6 month project, by TweetDeck, to reduce technical debt resulted in this post on the lessons learned from their process.
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Reducing Technical Debt to Scale-up Productivity

By Frances Lash • April 1, 2015

In this post the question “how to create value for businesses at a time when labour arbitrage in the outsourcing industry has plummeted?” is … read more

 

Technical Debt: A Framework for Product Managers

By Frances Lash • March 26, 2015

Technical debt framework

Here is a post that discusses why and how product managers must access and manage technical debt. Technical debt often first considered as solely … read more

 

Technical Embezzlement: Technical Debt Without Agreement

By Frances Lash • March 17, 2015

This post describes a new term related to technical debt: technical embezzlement. In order to further define the term, building off of technical debt … read more

 

The Technical Debt Singularity

By Frances Lash • January 23, 2015

A technology singularity, in terms laid out by this post on technical debt, is a point when technology created by humans reaches the point … read more

 

Technical Debt is Risk Management

By Frances Lash • January 9, 2015

If refactoring code reduces a code base by 80%, then the chance of missing a necessary change in the code base and the risk … 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

 

Move Fast, Minimize Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • December 17, 2014

This is post with some tips for start-ups to minimize their technical debt. First, it needs to be decided which code is going to … read more

 

Inheriting Bad Code: How to Fix and Prevent it

By Frances Lash • December 16, 2014

Tech Debt Management Process

In this presentation by Kimber Lockhart, as part of the Hack Summit (the virtual conference for programers), she discusses what to do once you’ve … read more

 

The Broken Windows Theory of Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • November 6, 2014

Technical debt is often treated as an afterthought; teams convince themselves that they have taken into account the extra time and effort required to … read more