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Second International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt Collection

May 2011 Presentation

This collection includes presentations from the Second International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt. Participants discussed current practice and a research agenda.


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This collection includes presentations from the Second Workshop on Managing Technical Debt, which took place as part of the 33rd International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2011). The technical debt metaphor is gaining significant traction in the software development community as a way to understand and communicate about issues of intrinsic quality, value, and cost. The goal of this second workshop was to discuss the management of technical debt: to assess current practice in industry and to further refine a research agenda for software engineering in this area.

The workshop summary was published as Managing technical debt in software development: report on the 2nd international workshop on managing technical debt, held at ICSE 2011, ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes, Volume 36, Issue 5, September 2011, pages 33-35.

The proceedings are available in the ACM digital library.

Sessions and presentations included:

  • A Cost Model and Tool to Support Quality Economic Trade-off Decisions, William Nichols
  • A Portfolio Approach to Technical Debt Management, Yuepu Guo and Carolyn Seaman
  • An Empirical Model of Technical Debt and Interest, Ariadi Nugroho, Joost Visser, and Tobias Kuipers
  • An Enterprise Perspective on Technical Debt, Tim Klinger, Peri Tarr, Patrick Wagstrom, and Clay Williams
  • An Extraction Method to Collect Data on Defects and Effort Evolution in a Constantly Modified System, Rebeka Gomes, Clauirton Siebra, Graziela Tonin, Antonio Cavalcanti, Fabio Q. B da Silva, Andre L. M. Santos, Rafael Marques, Carolyn Seaman, and Yuepu Guo
  • Investigating from Assessment to Reduction: Reining in Millions, John Heintz and Israel Gat
  • Investigating the Impact of Design Debt on Software Quality: Prioritizing Design Debt Investment Opportunities, Nico Zazworka, Carolyn Seaman, Forrest Shull, and Michele A. Shaw
  • Managing Technical Debt in Software Development: Report on the 2nd International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt, Ipek Ozkaya, Philippe Kruchten, Robert Nord, Nanette Brown
  • Monitoring Code Quality and Development Activity by Software Maps, Johannes Bohnet and Jürgen Döllner
  • Quantifying the Value of Architecting Within Agile Software Development via Technical Debt Analysis, Nanette Brown, Robert Nord, Ipek Ozkaya, Philippe Kruchten
  • Technical Debt from the Stakeholder Perspective, Ted Theodoropoulos, Mark Hofberg, and Daniel Kern