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Technical Debt at the Crossroads of Research and Practice: Report on the Fifth International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt

March 2014 Article
Davide Falessi (Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering), Philippe Kruchten, Robert Nord, Ipek Ozkaya

This article reports on the Fifth International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt, where participants shared emerging practices used in software development organizations.

Publisher:

ACM

Abstract

This article was published by ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes, Volume 39, Issue 2, March 2014, pages 31-33.

Increasingly, software developers and managers use the metaphor of technical debt to communicate key trade-offs related to release and quality issues. We report here on the Fifth International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt, collocated with the Seventh International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM 2013). The workshop participants reiterated the usefulness of the metaphor, shared emerging practices used in software development organizations, and emphasized the need for more research and better means for sharing emerging practices and results.