Structural Quality

Is DevOps Good or Bad for Technical Debt Reduction?

By Frances Lash • June 18, 2015

Continuous delivery and deployment pipelines force the clean-up of inconsistencies and holes in deployment through consistent automation. It also allows for work to happen … read more


Technical Debt for the Businessman

By Alexandra Szynkarski • June 14, 2013

The great thing about the term Technical Debt is that it’s easily understood by all stakeholders in a company. For those that do not … read more


Time to Start Estimating Technical Debt

By Alexandra Szynkarski • October 29, 2012

IEEE Software Technical Debt Edition

Last week IEEE Software published a special edition for their Nov/Dec issue, dedicated to Technical Debt! My colleagues and I at CAST Research Labs … read more


“IT Organizations Have Far Too Much Technical Debt”

By Alexandra Szynkarski • October 22, 2012

Bill Curtis-Technical Debt

Dr. Bill Curtis, Senior VP and Chief Scientist at CAST, explains in this interview that we need to measure the structural quality of business … read more


Managing Technical Debt Workshop 2012

By Alexandra Szynkarski • June 13, 2012

How can we manage Technical Debt proactively? What can IT organizations do in order to visualize the causes of their technical debt and put … read more


Technical Debt – A Quick Overview

By Alexandra Szynkarski • May 31, 2012

Technical Debt

What is Technical Debt?
Technical Debt, also known as Software Debt, is a metaphor that highlights the compromises made by IT organizations between short-term gains … read more


Dr. Dobb’s Interview with Ward Cunningham

By Alexandra Szynkarski • May 22, 2012

DrDobbs-Ward Cunningham-Technical Debt

Ward Cunningham is known for the creation of the first Wiki, Wikipedia’s policies, OO Design, CoffeeScript, and Perl. He is also known for coining … read more


Paying Down the Interest on your IT Technical Debt — CAST

By Alexandra Szynkarski • May 14, 2012

Bill Curtis - Technical Debt

Dr. Bill Curtis – Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist with CAST – lays out the “Technical Debt Management Cycle”, a 7-step process for … read more


How to Monetize Your Application Technical Debt — Dr. Bill Curtis, Chief Scientist at CAST

By Alexandra Szynkarski • December 30, 2011

Monetize Your Technical Debt

Technical Debt has been growing exponentially as maintenance is starved and development teams are forced to cut corners to meet … read more


The Economics of Software Quality

By Alexandra Szynkarski • December 10, 2011

Economics of Software Quality-Technical Debt

Authors: Capers Jones and Olivier Bonsignour
Poor quality continues to bedevil large-scale development projects, but few software leaders and practitioners know how to measure quality, … read more