Software Quality

Technical Debt and Breaking Down “Tribal Speak”

By Frances Lash • February 5, 2016

In this great podcast from .Net Rocks! the discussion on how to handle technical debt takes an interesting turn towards the discrepancy in communication between … 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

 

When You Should Start Paying Off Your Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • January 25, 2016

Much of what comes with being an entrepreneurial leader is knowing when to accept certain tradeoffs. When you have a whole organization under your … read more

 

The Risks of Measuring Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • January 21, 2016

It has become a recent practice in organizations to measure technical debt in their software – but how often do you think about why you are … read more

 

Technical Debt & Risk: One and the Same

By Frances Lash • January 6, 2016

Technical debt is a very important concept to developers that is often lost on the management end. Developers use the concept to describe the … read more

 

Technical Debt & Software Quality Tools

By Frances Lash • January 4, 2016

It’s estimated that the federal government spends about $80 billion a year on IT; over 70% of this goes to maintaining legacy systems with … read more

 

Technical Debt and Cybersecurity: A Bad Relationship

By Frances Lash • December 29, 2015

The costs associated with maintaining technical content, not advancing its capabilities, is often referred to as technical debt. As we have mentioned before, technical … read more

 

Why Your Manager Loves Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • November 30, 2015

This is a great interview of Caskey Dickinson about his upcoming talk Why Your Manager LOVES Technical Debt and What to Do About It. Dickinson talks … read more

 

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