Software Quality

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What would you do if you found out that a major American automobile manufacturer knowingly¬†picked from 27 versions of outdated, under-performing, and poorly built … read more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

 

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.
Technical debt … read more

 

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