This presentation was part of the Sixth International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt, held in conjunction with the 30th International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME 2014).
This presentation describes what technical debt is and discusses an ontology of terms for technical debt. There are some existing initiatives to organize the different types of technical debt. However, these initiatives do not consider the nature of the debt as a factor in its classification. The presenter defines "nature" as the activity of the development process execution in which the debt was inserted or with which it is associated. The research goal was to propose an ontology to organize the different types of technical debt, considering their nature as a classification criterion, and to identify indicators to classify each type of technical debt on software projects.