Posts Tagged "technical debt"

Technical debt can grind business to a halt

Jun 14 2012

“Technical debt built up in the rush to get software out the door always comes back to bite you. There must be…

Developers are users of the code

Jun 01 2012

“Technical debt built up in the rush to get software out the door always comes back to bite you. There must be…

Help create business agility. Bake quality in

Mar 01 2012

Something common I’ve seen in effective agile teams is that testing has found a new home at the heart of development. I’m…

Pursuing features increases total cost of ownership

Feb 01 2012

I suspect lots of decisions are made because they bring short-term benefits despite there being long-term risks. I’ve seen agile teams pushed…

Stopping the line to run with zero known defects

Oct 01 2010

At the Agile Evangelists Meetup last night, I said something like “we run with no known defects”. Thank you to Rick Vugteveen…

Effectiveness of a product stream

Mar 01 2010

I’ve pulled together some data for the first year of a product stream we created and plotted it as charts for throughput,…

Inevitable and avoidable rework

Feb 01 2010

I’ve been seeing two types of technical debt. The first is the quick solution implemented with dirty code. I consider this to…

How we use stories

Nov 01 2009

All our work items, both user-focused and technical, are stories framed in the context of a user interacting with the product. Each…

WTFs per minute

Aug 01 2008

As the man says, it’s the only valid measurement of code quality.

Wake up and smell the complacency

May 01 2007

Via Ed Gibbs. A recent Gartner reports says: Wake up IT managers, you’re mediocre at best.   A sweeping generalisation? Probably. But I’ve definitely worked in places…