Technical Debt

The ‘Why’ of Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • October 4, 2016

Here, at On Technical Debt, we often discuss the difficulties of communicating technical debt to business stakeholders, the consequences that arise from it, and … read more


How to Avoid Technical Failure by Recognizing the Consequences of Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • September 26, 2016

This summer Southwest Airlines underwent various technical failures that led to the cancellation of 2,300 flights over the span of four days. This cost … read more


Stop Paying Back Technical Debt, Accumulate Technical Wealth

By Frances Lash • September 22, 2016

Remodelling software should be done in the same mindset under which we remodel a house: to make it last longer and run better. Companies … read more


Is The Technical Debt Metaphor Actually Helpful?

By Frances Lash • September 15, 2016

The project triangle is a well known model to many, even the most junior of software developers know it.

According to the experience of the … read more


Detecting Software Vulnerabilities with Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • August 25, 2016

Software Engineering-Technical Debt

This is a great post from the Software Engineering Institute on early software defect detections with technical debt. Schwartz, the author of the post, … read more


Integrating Innovation and Legacy Systems: Reducing Technical Debt in Digital Transformation

By Frances Lash • August 2, 2016

When it come to the struggles of undergoing digital transformation, many organizations are going about their digital transformation though a bimodal approach, and according … read more


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


Technical Debt: Much More Than Just Code

By Frances Lash • July 22, 2016

In this post the CEO of ActiveState discusses how at the organization they have dealt with the discovery that they had high levels of … read more


A CFOs Guide To Leaving Technical Debt Behind

By Frances Lash • July 14, 2016

What can CFOs do to lead their company’s away from the mountains of technical debt?
First it’s necessary to give a quick definition of┬ábad┬ábusiness technology … read more


Bringing Technical Debt and DevOps out of the IT Department

By Frances Lash • June 29, 2016

When you look at a company like Amazon, a company that is a leader in providing a smooth digital experience to its customers that … read more