Technical Debt - How Software Organizations Can Stay Solvent

Paris Avgeriou

Abstract

The term Technical Debt has become rather popular over the past years, expressing technical compromises that can yield short-term benefits but may hurt the long-term health of a software system. There are good news: Technical Debt as a metaphor resonates well with technical and non-technical stakeholders, and can potentially act as a bridge between them and facilitate communication and negotiation. There are also bad news: Technical Debt is undeniably accumulating in most large systems, pervading the entire lifecycle from requirements to deployment; it threatens to “bankrupt” those systems if it is not actively managed. The future of software engineering research and practice will revolve around how to identify, measure, prioritize and repay Technical Debt, as well as how to make sound investments to balance short- and long- term goals. In this talk, we revisit the state-of-the art and practice to examine how much progress is achieved so far, and we discuss some promising future directions in the field, concluding with a “call to arms”.

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in Harvard Style

Avgeriou P. (2016). Technical Debt - How Software Organizations Can Stay Solvent . In Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design - Volume 1: BMSD, ISBN 978-989-758-190-8, pages 3-4. DOI: 10.5220/0006221400030004


in Bibtex Style

@conference{bmsd16,
author={Paris Avgeriou},
title={Technical Debt - How Software Organizations Can Stay Solvent},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design - Volume 1: BMSD,},
year={2016},
pages={3-4},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006221400030004},
isbn={978-989-758-190-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design - Volume 1: BMSD,
TI - Technical Debt - How Software Organizations Can Stay Solvent
SN - 978-989-758-190-8
AU - Avgeriou P.
PY - 2016
SP - 3
EP - 4
DO - 10.5220/0006221400030004