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Research Bernoulli Institute Calendar Colloquia - Computer Science

Colloquium Computer Science: Antonio Martini, MSc, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

When:We 31-05-2017 16:00 - 17:00

Title: “How much is the interest of Technical Debt?”

Sub-optimal solutions, in software development, have been compared to taking debts (Technical Debt), which create future extra-costs. Such extra-costs have been shown to have serious consequences, such as development crises. Like in the financial domain, the extra-costs represent the interest of the debt. The interest is a crucial component, as it influences the decision of (not) taking a debt: if the extra-cost is little, the debt can be convenient, whilst, if it’s high, the debt might not be a good deal. The same way of reasoning can be applied to sub-optimal solutions to be refactored or not in software development. However, understanding the interest of Technical Debt is challenging: the stakeholders need to understand and estimate not only the current, but also the future interest of the Technical Debt. We present our recent results on how to understand and estimate the current and future interest of Technical Debt in large software organizations.

Colloquium coordinators are Prof.dr. M. Aiello (e-mail : M.Aiello ) and Prof.dr. M. Biehl (e-mail: M.Biehl )