Software Quality

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 – ┬ábut 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

 

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

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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