Software Quality

The Black Hole of Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • October 26, 2015

Looking at the traditional method of software development (Waterfall) we can see a lot of shortcomings with that method of development in terms of … read more


The Symptoms and Causes of Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • October 5, 2015

In the development cycle there are many places where technical debt can rear its head and cause problems down the line for the product … 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What would you do if you found out that a major American automobile manufacturer knowingly¬†picked from 27 versions of outdated, under-performing, and poorly built … read more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

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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


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


The Conflict Between Regulatory Compliance and Velocity

By Frances Lash • June 15, 2015

Regulation is a fact for every financial institution, which can be a challenge when competitive pressures are mounting – ¬†but this is no more … 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 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