Technical Debt

Productive vs. Unproductive Work: Measuring Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • September 15, 2014

Definitions of technical debt often revolve around additions made to code ‘sloppily’ (or in the case of this post ‘hackily’) which mount up to … read more

 

Managing Technical Debt – Part 1

By Frances Lash • September 10, 2014

This is a post that gives a good overview of how to manage technical debt by knowing that in order to keep tech debt … read more

 

When Code is Considered Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • September 8, 2014

This post tries to explain when code should be considered technical debt, rather than define the term by itself. For example, the post explains … read more

 

The Law of Brittleness… or Technical Debt?

By Frances Lash • September 6, 2014

There have been many posts that point out problems with the metaphor of technical debt, like the recent post Technical Debt 101: More Speed, … read more

 

Technical Debt, Technical Liability, and Moral Hazard

By Frances Lash • September 4, 2014

Moral hazard is a situation when a party is more likely to take a risk because they are not the ones bearing the possible … read more

 

Technical Debt: Do’s and Don’ts

By Frances Lash • September 2, 2014

This is a kind of ‘wiki-how’ on how to manage technical debt in an agile environment – the right way. Not that there is … read more

 

Confronting Technical Debt

By Frances Lash • August 28, 2014

There are a lot of posts out there that talk about how to handle technical debt so it doesn’t get out of control and … read more

 

Technical Debt & Quality – Binary Thinking in an Analog World

By Frances Lash • August 27, 2014

This is really great post that discusses the idea that ‘quality is not negotiable’ and that ‘only technical debt enthusiasts believe that’. The post … read more

 

Technical Debt Measurement Webinar: Reversal Strategy Q&A Follow Up

By Frances Lash • August 26, 2014

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Here’s a post from a while back that follows up the Q&A of the webinar we posted on how to reverse your technical debt. … read more

 

Technical Debt – Why not just do the work better?

By Frances Lash • August 25, 2014

Here is a post that answers the question: why not just do the work better in order to avoid technical debt? Here it is … read more