Technical Debt

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

 

How To Reduce Technical Debt? A Free Guide By Deloitte Consulting

By Frances Lash • December 4, 2014

This Free 8 Page Deloitte Consulting Report Provides Insight Into: How large companies handle “Technical Debt”, 6 steps to manage technical debt effectively, Combating system complexity, A NASA project case study, & The impact on the quality of your business-critical applications. read more

 

Economics of Quality: Technical Liability and Self-insuring Software – A CISQ Presentation

By Frances Lash • December 3, 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

 

Technical Debt: What it is and why should you care?

By Frances Lash • December 1, 2014

Technical debt is often directly responsible for many problems that occur when building high quality software quickly – especially as companies move towards more … read more

 

Technical Debt – What Can You Do

By Frances Lash • November 28, 2014

It is often suggested that businesses seek to create minimal viable products. In other words, to only develop the most important core features that … read more

 

Why is Programming so Hard? – Incidental and Accidental Complexity

By Frances Lash • November 25, 2014

Accidental complexity can be referred to as technical debt or sometimes spoken about as incidental complexity – ultimately there is a difference between conscious … read more

 

Pay Yourself First: The Art Of Reducing Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • November 17, 2014

Technical debt acts as negative interest on your time that continues to accrue while you work. Here is a post that goes beyond this … read more

 

The Problem With “Technical Debt” And Other Agile Terms

By Frances Lash • November 12, 2014

Technical debt, as a term, serves to incentivize change within app and portfolio management. However, it fails to translate with business leaders, therefore failing … 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