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TechDebt 2021
Wed 19 - Fri 21 May 2021
co-located with ICSE 2021
Wed 19 May 2021 16:30 - 16:50 at TechDebt Room - Opening + TD Management - 1 Chair(s): Maria Teresa Baldassarre

Technical Debts (TD) are problems of the internal software quality. They are often contracted due to tight project deadlines, for example quick fixes and workarounds, and can make future changes more costly or impossible. TD prevention should be more important than TD repayment, because subsequent refactoring and reengineering is usually more expensive than building the right solution from the beginning. While there are numerous works on TD repayment, solutions for TD prevention are understudied. This paper evaluates a framework that focuses on both TD prevention and TD repayment. It was developed by and applied in an IT unit of a publishing house. The unique contribution of this framework is the integration of TD management into project management. The evaluation was carried out by a study based on ticket statistics and a structured survey with participants from the observed IT unit and a comparison unit. The evaluation shows that the adoption of this framework leads to a raised awareness for the contraction of TD. This results in benefits like more rational discussions and decisions, TD prevention and timelier repayment of TD tickets.

Wed 19 May

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16:00 - 16:50
Opening + TD Management - 1Technical Papers / Tools at TechDebt Room
Chair(s): Maria Teresa Baldassarre Department of Computer Science, University of Bari
Day opening
Conference Opening
Technical Papers
Antonio Martini University of Oslo, Norway
Media Attached
Business-Driven Technical Debt Prioritization: An Industrial Case Study
Technical Papers
Rodrigo Rebouças de Almeida Federal University of Paraiba, Rafael do Nascimento Ribeiro Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte - UFRN, Christoph Treude University of Adelaide, Uirá Kulesza Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
Pre-print Media Attached
Preventing Technical Debt by Technical Debt Aware Project Management - Evaluation of a Framework for Managing Technical Debt Developed by Practitioners
Technical Papers
Marion Wiese Universität Hamburg, MIN Fakultät, FB Informatik, Matthias Riebisch Universität Hamburg, MIN Fakultät, FB Informatik, Julian Schwarze Gruner + Jahr GmbH
Pre-print Media Attached

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Wed 19 May 2021 16:00 - 16:50 at TechDebt Room - Opening + TD Management - 1 Chair(s): Maria Teresa Baldassarre
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