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So, how much maintenance is (precisely) enough, huh?

So, how much maintenance is (precisely) enough, huh?

It seems that the technical debt is one on my favorite topics ;P Looking back just a few months, I've assembled at least three posts on the subject. One of them is particularly on the cost of running software (https:…

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Are the software product companies doomed to collapse under the weight of their creations?

Are the software product companies doomed to collapse under the weight of their creations?

I am yet to see a company in full control over its technical & model debt, with long-term stable development agility and the unshakeable ratio between new development & maintenance work. Usually, it's an inevitable downslide with a varying speed…

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The cost of "running" software

The cost of "running" software

Let's daydream a little bit: You build stuff in a work environment of virtually endless repertoire of ideas to be implemented. Your work is all about new features, extensions of existing features, feedback-based improvements of sub-optimal features, etc. Obviously, it's…

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When X is not 'built-in' anymore ...

When X is not 'built-in' anymore ...

I'm not really a Scrum aficionado. Actually I'm pretty far from calling myself that way ;) But I can still remember the moment years ago when I was reading through Scrum Guide & some accompanying materials and I've found out a…

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Lava Flow Anti-pattern

Lava Flow Anti-pattern

What can we say about the characteristics of lava flow (no metaphors YET, I refer to RL lava)? it's practically impossible to stop/revert lava flow, it can either continue in the current "channel" or get routed in a new…

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Technical Debt is not synonymous with Bad Engineering

Technical Debt is not synonymous with Bad Engineering

TL;DR I keep seeing the term "Technical Debt" used as some sort of justification for bad engineering: "we had to pick our battles", "it will be fixed when it's time", "it's what…

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