Technical Debt

Microservice Architectures and Cutting Down Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • April 2, 2015

This post seeks to respond to a question on how to ┬árestructure a poorly formulated monolith, and whether reformulating it into another poorly formulated … 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

 

Technical Debt vs. Product Design Debt

By Frances Lash • March 31, 2015

This post speaks about two different types of development debt that are caused by various agile practices or incrementalism. The outcome of these practices … read more

 

Technical Debt: A Framework for Product Managers

By Frances Lash • March 26, 2015

Here is a post that discusses why and how product managers must access and manage technical debt. Technical debt often first considered as solely … read more

 

Technical Debt – It Is Not Inevitable

By Frances Lash • March 25, 2015

This post beings with an interesting statement: that in a start up environment technical debt often feels inevitable. Technical debt can be seen as … read more

 

Technical Debt: What It Is, and What It Means for Your Web Project

By Frances Lash • March 23, 2015

If any piece of software is seen as an investment for your business than it is best to not think about driving costs down … read more

 

Technical Embezzlement: Technical Debt Without Agreement

By Frances Lash • March 17, 2015

This post describes a new term related to technical debt: technical embezzlement. In order to further define the term, building off of technical debt … read more

 

Technical Debt: A Repayment Plan

By Frances Lash • March 13, 2015

Technical debt is usually incurred when a team consciously makes the decision to put in less than optimal technical work for the short term … read more

 

Is Tracking Technical Debt A Waste Of Time?

By Frances Lash • February 26, 2015

Tracking technical debt in the development backlog is meant to make the costs and risks of the technical debt taken on visible; prioritizing debt … read more

 

How To Calculate Technical Debt: A Top-Down Approach

By Frances Lash • February 25, 2015

As business leaders become more involved with IT investment decisions many CIOs have found it more difficult to receive funding for maintenance of applications … read more