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Managing Technical Debt in Software Engineering

April 2016 Conference Paper
Paris Avgeriou (University of Groningen, The Netherlands), Philippe Kruchten, Ipek Ozkaya, Carolyn Seaman (University of Maryland Baltimore County)

This report documents the program and outcomes of Dagstuhl Seminar 16162, “Managing Technical Debt in Software Engineering.” We summarize the goals and format of the seminar.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

Abstract

This report documents the program and outcomes of Dagstuhl Seminar 16162, “Managing Technical
Debt in Software Engineering.” We summarize the goals and format of the seminar, results
from the breakout groups, a definition for technical debt, a draft conceptual model, and a research
road map that culminated from the discussions during the seminar. The report also includes the
abstracts of the talks presented at the seminar and summaries of open discussions.