Dealing with “Technical Debt”

By: Gene Hughson     The term "technical debt" has a tendency to evoke an emotional response.  Some people react puritanically - "technical debt" means sloppy code; sloppy code is sin; failing to call sin "sin" is condoning sin; to the stake with the heretic!  Others will contend that technical debt solely refers solely to conscious

Domain-Driven Design


By: Cesar De la Torre Llorente Iasa is proud to introduce Cesar De la Torre Llorente, from Microsoft, to present at the Microsoft Civica on September 18, 2014 on Domain-Driven Design: Architecting and designing Mission-Critical and Core-Domain enterprise applications.

Ethical Question – who owns my blog

By: Scott Andersen So last week I posted another blog on the concept of Ethics and Architects. It was a dilemma from a reader. Monday as I checked my email I had gotten another suggestion for a topic/dilemma for architects in the field of ethics. The ethics of architects blogging… Blogs are interesting. Over time they

The Architectural System

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By Gabriel Morgan Realizing an enterprise architecture plan has a lot to do with establishing the right kind of “Architecture System” in your organization.  Every company is different, so I don’t want to make the following sound as if it’s a law of nature. Rather, I thought I would share how we’re approaching this issue

Capabilities Guidebook: Business Valuation


By: Board of Education Description: Business valuation of technology is the process of systematic assessment of tangible and intangible value anticipated and arising from investments in information technology. It is the capability of determining how and when to invest in particular technology directions and how to manage the overall portfolio of technology investments. Business valuation