Technical debt interest assessment: From issues to project
Paper i proceeding, 2017

The interest of Technical Debt (TD) is difcult to calculate, especially on a project level. Current approaches are based on fne-grain issue assessment, but there is no evidence about how TD is assessed on a project level. A few tools use an aggregation function that sum the TD issues on a project level. We conducted a multiple case-study on four diferent projects. We asked the project teams to assess the TD both on an issue level and on a project level. We also asked the product manager and a senior developer to assess the TD on a project level. We found that the function mapping the interest of TD to a project overall is not the sum of issue-level TD. We report the quantitative results of the performed experiment and we also developed a qualitative explanation of the results based on interviews with the development team. This paper represents a frst step towards assessing the interest of TD at a project level.

Technical debt

Case study

Project management

Interest

Tracking

Författare

Antonio Martini

Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik, Software Engineering

S. Vajda

Innovation

R. Vasa

Innovation

A. Jones

Innovation

M. Abdelrazek

Innovation

J. Grundy

Innovation

Jan Bosch

Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik

ACM International Conference Proceeding Series - 2017 XP Scientific Workshops, XP 2017, Cologne, Germany, 22-26 May 2017

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Ämneskategorier

Programvaruteknik

DOI

10.1145/3120459.3120469

ISBN

978-1-4503-5264-2

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Skapat

2017-10-11