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dc.date.created2018-12-03T10:26:55Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationBesker, Terese Martini, Antonio Bosch, Jan . Technical debt cripples software developer productivity: A longitudinal study on developers' daily software development work. Proceedings / International Conference of Software Engineering. 2018, 105-114
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/73978
dc.description.abstractSoftware companies need to continuously deliver customer value, both from a short- and long-term perspective. However, software development can be impeded by what has been described as Technical Debt (TD). The aim of this study is to explore the negative consequences of TD in terms of wasted software development time. This study also investigates on which additional activities this wasted time is spent and whether different types of TD impact the wasted time differently. This study also sets out to examine the benefits of tracking and communicating the amount of wasted time, both from a developer's and manager's perspective. This paper reports the results of a longitudinal study, surveying 43 software developers, together with follow-up interviews with 16 industrial software practitioners. The analysis of the reported wasted time revealed that developers waste, on average, 23% of their development time due to TD and that they are frequently forced to introduce new TD due to already existing TD. The most common activity on which additional time is spent is performing additional testing.
dc.languageEN
dc.publisherIEEE Computer Society
dc.titleTechnical debt cripples software developer productivity: A longitudinal study on developers' daily software development work
dc.typeJournal article
dc.creator.authorBesker, Terese
dc.creator.authorMartini, Antonio
dc.creator.authorBosch, Jan
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cristin.unitnameForskningsgruppen for programmering og software engineering
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dc.identifier.cristin1638295
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dc.identifier.jtitleProceedings / International Conference of Software Engineering
dc.identifier.startpage105
dc.identifier.endpage114
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1145/3194164.3194178
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-77102
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dc.type.peerreviewedPeer reviewed
dc.source.issn0270-5257
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/73978/2/ICSE-CE-TechDebt-40.pdf
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