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Managing Technical Debt in Software Development: Report on the 2nd International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt

This article reports on the Second International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt, where participants discussed current practiced and a research agenda.



This article was published by ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes, Volume 36, Issue 5, September 2011, pages 33-35.

The technical debt metaphor is gaining significant traction in the software development community as a way to understand and communicate about issues of intrinsic quality, value, and cost. This is a report on a Second Workshop on Managing Technical Debt, which took place as part of the 33rd International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2011). The goal of this second workshop was to discuss the management of technical debt: to assess current practice in industry and to further refine a research agenda for software engineering in this area.