Structural Quality

Balancing Legacy Systems and the need to Modernize

By Frances Lash • July 26, 2016

A new generation of IT professionals has been faced with the challenge of delivering agile and digitally enabled products, all the while maintaining legacy … read more

 

Improving Software Quality to Avoid System Failure

By Frances Lash • February 25, 2016

In 2015 there was a major slew of headlines dedicated to software failures at major companies (US Airlines, Wall Street Journal, the New York … read more

 

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