Ward Cunningham

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


Software Process and Measurement Cast 301: Technical Debt Essay

By Frances Lash • August 19, 2014

Here’s a podcast of an essay on technical debt that delves into the reality of using technical debt and the payment of that debt. … read more


Technical Debt: What, Why, and How

By Frances Lash • June 25, 2014

Here’s post that was cited in the article we recommended previously (Architectural Debt and Moving to Software-defined Architectures) that gives a clear and detailed description … read more


Fourth International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt

By Alexandra Szynkarski • December 14, 2012

ICSE 4thTechnical Debt Workshop

It’s that time of year again! As part of the annual ICSE Event, The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) will be holding their fourth annual workshop on … read more


Chris Sterling: How to Approach Software Debt in an Agile Environment

By Alexandra Szynkarski • November 26, 2012

ChrisSterling_Software Debt

Welcome to the OnTechnicalDebt Expert Interview Series. This month’s interview focuses on discussing the ways in which different areas of software debt can be tracked, particularly in … read more


Ted Theodoropoulos: How to Successfully Manage Technical Debt

By Alexandra Szynkarski • September 13, 2012

Ted Theodoropoulos on Technical Debt

Welcome to the OnTechnicalDebt Expert Interview Series. This interview focuses on how Technical Debt can be taken on safely and managed successfully – ultimately bridging … read more


Steve McConnell: How to Categorize & Communicate Technical Debt

By Alexandra Szynkarski • July 30, 2012

Steve McConnell technical debt

Welcome to the OnTechnicalDebt Expert Interview Series. This interview focuses on how Technical Debt can be categorized to help business organizations face the challenges of … read more


The Errors and Hazards of Technical Debt

By Capers Jones • June 20, 2012

Introduction on Technical Debt
The topic of technical debt or the down-stream costs of careless development is one of the fastest-growing software measurements.  However, as … read more


Managing Technical Debt Workshop 2012

By Alexandra Szynkarski • June 13, 2012

How can we manage Technical Debt proactively? What can IT organizations do in order to visualize the causes of their technical debt and put … read more


Technical Debt – A Quick Overview

By Alexandra Szynkarski • May 31, 2012

Technical Debt

What is Technical Debt?
Technical Debt, also known as Software Debt, is a metaphor that highlights the compromises made by IT organizations between short-term gains … read more