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Wednesday, May 24 • 14:30 - 15:00
Effects of Technical Debt Awareness: A Classroom Study

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Technical Debt is a metaphor that has, in recent years, helped developers to think about and to monitor software quality. The metaphor refers to flaws in software (usually caused by shortcuts to save time) that may affect future maintenance and evolution. We conducted an empirical study in an academic environment, nine teams of graduate and undergraduate students during two offerings of a laboratory course on Extreme Programming (XP Lab). The teams had a comprehensive lecture about several alternative ways to identify and manage Technical Debt. We monitored the teams, performed interviews, did close observations and collected feedbacks. The results show that awareness of Technical Debt influences team behavior. Team members report about thinking and discussing more about software quality after becoming aware of Technical Debt in their projects.

Graziela Simone Tonin, Alfredo Goldman, Carolyn Seaman and Diogo Pina

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Graziela Simone Tonin

Professor/Researcher/Student/Dreamer, UFFS
In 2005 I started working on a team that developed a RPG game. I worked through the roles of developer, analyst, project manager, IT coordinator, consultant ... since 2009 I have been working with​​Technical Debt, starting with the Samsung project In Recife/Brazil. I won a worldwide... Read More →

Wednesday May 24, 2017 14:30 - 15:00 CEST
Ballroom C 1st Floor