Author: Rick Garvin
Rick Garvin
Rick Garvin
07 Nov, 2017

Headwinds: Legacy Technology’s Invisible Drag

Like a beautiful sailboat covered in barnacles below the waterline, obsolescent legacy technology can reduce your company’s velocity, productivity and agility. Your technology investment needs to address modernizing your legacy technology as well as new products and features. Technical Debt Matters Sooner or later, technical debt will be a...
Rick Garvin
Rick Garvin
19 Apr, 2016

When a Great CTO Isn’t Enough: The Role of the VP of Engineering

In today’s fast moving tech world, great CTOs have achieved truly mythical status.  Think Adrian Cockroft, of Netflix, who drove Netflix’s cloud adoption for streaming video, or Werner Vogels, who invented and continues to build out Amazon Web Services, the world’s most successful Cloud platform.  Every CEO who is...
Rick Garvin
Rick Garvin
13 Oct, 2015

The Impact of Technical Debt: A Guide for Business Managers

Technical debt matters, because, sooner or later, it’s a drag on your business.  It’s expensive, it saps productivity, and it reduces business agility.  The more you understand about the technical debt you have in your business, the more you can minimize it. Why do software products and systems become harder...
Rick Garvin
Rick Garvin
17 Sep, 2015

The Seven Technology Pathologies that Can Sink Your Business and How to Fix Them

The pace of business change is not predictable. Technology systems and products must evolve rapidly enough to meet business demands and take advantage of opportunities. The symptoms of technology failures can manifest themselves throughout your organization, but all point to just a few root causes. Ten Mile Square calls...