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Fourth International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt Collection

This article reports on the Fourth International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt, where participants defined technical debt and the limits of the metaphor.

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Software Engineering Institute

This collection was created for a conference series or symposium and does not necessarily reflect the positions and views of the Software Engineering Institute.

As the pace of software delivery increases and technology rapidly changes, organizations seek guidance on how to insure the sustainability of their software development effort. Over the past four years running the workshops on Managing Technical Debt, we have seen increased interest from the software industry to understanding and managing technical debt. A better understanding of the concept of technical debt, and how to approach it, both from a theoretical and a practical perspective is necessary to advance its state of the art and practice. This collection highlights the current confusion in industry on the definition of technical debt, contributions that have led to a deeper understanding of this concept and the limits of the metaphor, the criteria to discriminate what is technical debt and not, and areas of further investigation.

The workshop summary was published as Technical debt: towards a crisper definition report on the 4th international workshop on managing technical debt, ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes, Volume 38, Issue 5, September 2013, pages 51-54.

The proceedings are available at IEEE Xplore.

The presentation slides are linked below.

Technical Debt: Towards a Crisper Definition, Report on the 4th International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt

September 2013

This article reports on the Fourth International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt, where participants defined technical debt and the limits of the metaphor.

Investigating Technical Debt Folklore

May 2013

A presentation from the Managing Technical Debt Workshop, held in May 2013 in conjunction with ICSE 2013.

Managing Technical Debt: An Industrial Case Study

May 2013

A presentation from the Managing Technical Debt Workshop, held in May 2013 in conjunction with ICSE 2013.

Practical Considerations, Challenges, and Requirements of Tool-Support for Managing Technical Debt

May 2013

A presentation from the Managing Technical Debt Workshop, held in May 2013 in conjunction with ICSE 2013.

DebtFlag: Technical Debt Management with a Development Environment Integrated Tool

May 2013

A presentation from the Managing Technical Debt Workshop, held in May 2013 in conjunction with ICSE 2013.

Understanding the Impact of Technical Debt on the Capacity and Velocity of Teams and Organizations

May 2013

A presentation from the Managing Technical Debt Workshop, held in May 2013 in conjunction with ICSE 2013.

Exploring Software Supply Chains from a Technical Debt Perspective

May 2013

A presentation from the Managing Technical Debt Workshop, held in May 2013 in conjunction with ICSE 2013.

Mapping Architectural Decay Instances to Dependency Models

May 2013

A presentation from the Managing Technical Debt Workshop, held in May 2013 in conjunction with ICSE 2013.

Generating Precise Dependencies for Large Software

May 2013

A presentation from the Managing Technical Debt Workshop, held in May 2013 in conjunction with ICSE 2013.

CloudMTD: Using Real Options to Manage Technical Debt in Cloud-Based Service Selection

May 2013

A presentation from the Managing Technical Debt Workshop, held in May 2013 in conjunction with ICSE 2013.

On the Limits of the Technical Debt Metaphor

May 2013

A presentation from the Managing Technical Debt Workshop, held in May 2013 in conjunction with ICSE 2013.