Tag Archive: Technical Debt

Aug 10

Technical Debt: The definition from the Dagstuhl seminar 16162

The goal of this week-long seminar in Dagstuhl, Germany, was to establish a common understanding of key concepts of technical debt and build a road map for future work in this area. At the conclusion of the seminar, the 33 participants agreed on the following definition of technical debt, which is refered as the 16162 …

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Mar 15

What Managing Technical Debt means

Being able to estimate the Technical Debt of an application is a good point. With historical data, it allows to monitor the debt and detect progress or regression. But developers need more, they expect to manage their technical debt. That means to be able to understand and analyze the debt. They need to be able …

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Mar 15

The benefits of the Technical Debt concept

Technical Debt is a powerful metaphor which is used more and more often at all levels of an IT organization. The concept has been defined and strongly supported by the agile community, but it applies to all kind of developments and all types of languages. Whatever the unit you use for measuring the debt (dollars, …

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