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Testimony on SQALE

By Jean-Louis Letouzey on jan 03rd, 2012, no comment

From Dr Israel Gat – Cutter Consortium Fellow and Director, Agile Practice – who uses SQALE for performing Technical Debt Assessments. Context over Content “Context over Content” is my mantra in just about every consulting engagement I carry out these days. You will literally hear me tell my clients something like “Values, principles and practices [...]

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SQALE at the “inspearit Technology Day”

By Jean-Louis Letouzey on déc 16th, 2011, no comment

inspearit organizes a seminar on the 24th of January in Paris. The agenda covers topics related to Agile practices and tools (with Rally Software), Technical Debt and Continuous Inspection (with SonarSource). See the complete agenda of the day here (you may attend only a part of it). Presentations are given in French and include: Continuous [...]

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A SQALE user story

By Jean-Louis Letouzey on oct 17th, 2011, no comment

When a SQALE user tells his complete story (including: why he chose SQALE; his implementation; his recommendations …) it is interesting information. When the story comes from a large insurance company with a multi-language portfolio,  it is valuable feedback and information to share. Thanks to the  « Poitou Charente Java User Group », the presentation (video and [...]

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A thesis about SQALE

By Jean-Louis Letouzey on oct 12th, 2011, no comment

I received some weeks ago a copy of the Master thesis from J.H. Hegeman at the University of Twente in Netherland. “Quality of Quality models”. Since a couple of weeks, an unrestricted version is now available here. This is an impressive (150 pages) and very interesting work that I recommend.  Here are some extracts of [...]

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Is SQALE really SCALABLE?

By Jean-Louis Letouzey on oct 10th, 2011, no comment

SQALE is used by small to large organizations. But, in practice, does SQALE fit to very large, multinational organizations with a multi-language portfolio? In theory, the method has been developed for such a context. All SQALE concepts are generic. The underlying concept of technical debt is understandable by all levels of an organization’s hierarchy. For [...]

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A new SQALE version in the pipe

By Jean-Louis Letouzey on oct 07th, 2011, no comment

SQALE has now been public for one year. This year allows us to collect precious feedback from users from very different organizations and contexts. There is one issue that came back regularly; this is the criticality, severeness…of violations. Currently the non-conformities are weighted by their remediation cost. A critical violation (like an uninitialized variable) may [...]

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