Posts Tagged '@agile_exec'

Mar 222010
 
Quantifying the Start Afresh Option

Source code analysis techniques have progressed to the point that answers to numerous tricky questions about software investment dilemmas can now be answered through quantifying technical debt.¬† Consider, for example, the following scenario: You are a venture capitalist. One of your portfolio companies has been working for a few years now on a promising software application. Various surprises with respect to schedule and functionality have been sprung on you along the way. The company asks for additional $2M to complete development and bring a 500K lines of code to market. Using¬†technical debt quantification techniques you find the technical debt amounts to $1M. You are not at all comfortable “paying back” the technical debt in addition Read more