Software Quality

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

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

 

Measuring and Managing Technical Debt – A CISQ Presentation

By Frances Lash • October 23, 2014

CISQ is the Consortium for IT Software Quality, a special interest group of the Object Management Group organized to create standards for measuring software … read more

 

Faster Software Development with (Smart) Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • October 16, 2014

Technical debt often arouses bad associations in developers’ minds because so often when the term is brought up, it is almost always a bad … read more

 

Technical Debt & Quality – Binary Thinking in an Analog World

By Frances Lash • August 27, 2014

This is really great post that discusses the idea that ‘quality is not negotiable’ and that ‘only technical debt enthusiasts believe that’. The post … read more

 

Software Process and Measurement Cast 301: Technical Debt Essay

By Frances Lash • August 19, 2014

Here’s a podcast of an essay on technical debt that delves into the reality of using technical debt and the payment of that debt. … read more

 

Cost of Delay Due to Technical Debt

By Alexandra Szynkarski • February 14, 2014

Interesting post from Johanna Rothman about the cost of delay that technical debt can cause. She mentions three types of technical debt:

Insufficiently automated build … read more

 

Technical Debt: Paying Back Your Creditors

By Francois Reynald • June 10, 2013

Swimming in Technical Debt

Would you still go for a swim if you saw that sign on the beach?
Probably not.
Most people would agree that a swim in the … read more

 

A-Players, B-Players, and Avoiding Technical Debt

By Alexandra Szynkarski • February 11, 2013

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I recently read a blog post by Cynthia Maxwell, about how important it is to hire A-players to avoid Technical Debt. She’s seen plenty … read more