Technical Debt

The US Navy Pays the Price for Faltering on Innovation

By Frances Lash • June 24, 2015

About two weeks ago, we posted an article on the pressures of digital transformation and the technical debt that results from trying to keep up with … read more

 

When Technical Debt Is Better Than Clean Code

By Frances Lash • June 22, 2015

Follow Up to Technical Debt as a Tool

It is often mentioned, when reading about technical debt, that taking on debt can be appropriate and even beneficial in certain situations. However, what … 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

 

The Causes Of Technical Debt Do Not Exist In A Vacuum

By Frances Lash • June 17, 2015

Time to market pressures are often identified as one of the key causes of technical debt. This results in a tension between releasing a … read more

 

The Conflict Between Regulatory Compliance and Velocity

By Frances Lash • June 15, 2015

Regulation is a fact for every financial institution, which can be a challenge when competitive pressures are mounting –  but this is no more … read more

 

The Pressure of Digital Transformation and Subsequent Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • June 10, 2015

When planning 2015’s budget most companies left out new resources needed for a key generational shift: the change from a centralized technology support department … read more

 

Technical Debt: The Difference Between Standing Still and Moving Forward

By Frances Lash • June 4, 2015

CAST-Technical debt

Currently, there are many businesses whose innovation and productivity are hampered by costly and inflexible information technology. Anywhere between 4-6% of a firm’s revenue … read more

 

The Economics of Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • June 2, 2015

Ward Cunningham introduced the technical debt metaphor as a method to highlight the potential for higher costs in product development from postponing some work … read more

 

The Bunny Theory of Code: Keeping Poor Quality Code from Multiplying

By Frances Lash • May 27, 2015

This is a post that discusses a type of technical debt that arises when bad quality code finds it way into the source control. … read more

 

Understanding the Trade-offs that Lead to Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • May 18, 2015

A recent 6 month project, by TweetDeck, to reduce technical debt resulted in this post on the lessons learned from their process.
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