Posts Tagged "economic crisis"
Today, all companies that develop software have a common challenge: Efficiency. They all want to reach their goal, maximizing the use of all their available resources, whereas they are physical, economic or human.
The problem is that, most companies sacrifice one of the most important concepts in software engineer to get to be more efficient: Software quality. This is something that escapes my understanding of efficiency and this article tries to explain why.Read More
You can guess that in a blog devoted to software development and quality we have already talked about productivity. Well, you guessed right. You can learn here about how you can increase the productivity of your development teams by measuring quality. Or read about how to measure productivity putting it into context. Or even how technical debt can impact your productivity.
However we had never talked about the cost of not measuring productivity. Today I want to give you some hints about what that cost can be when you outsource your development efforts.Read More
To support their critical business processes, companies face an important number of challenges to manage a growing complex application infrastructure. Among these, the most desired to achieve by our customers are costs retention, avoid application downtime, manage the structure of business processes and control the configuration discrepancies between different environments. Based on the experience of our customers with Optimyth’s checKing AIM, I can say that achieve this four challenges are key to improve service levels in application infrastructure management.Read More
The world is living rough times nowadays due to the global recession. Hundreds and hundreds of economists did not see it coming at first, but now they try to figure out how to get out of this mess. Digging into this awkward, non-technical world I have found surprisingly that many people mix the concepts of price, value and cost. Then I have realized that we express the technical debt as a bunch of dollars we have to pay down. Does this amount of money represent consistent concepts of price or value? In mi humble opinion, it does not.Read More
In my last post, If the interest rate is 0%, do you want to pay back your debt?, I blathered on technical debt and how it can be (under some circumstances) interest rate free.
He is right, you have to take your exposure to risk into account. Risk is an intrinsic characteristic of any kind of debt. And is an important one, entire European countries’ economies are struggling because of the risk exposure of their debt (financial this time).Read More