An empirical model of technical debt and interest

@inproceedings{Nugroho2011AnEM,
  title={An empirical model of technical debt and interest},
  author={Ariadi Nugroho and Joost Visser and Tobias Kuipers},
  booktitle={MTD@ICSE},
  year={2011}
}
Cunningham introduced the metaphor of technical debt as guidance for software developers that must trade engineering quality against short-term goals. We revisit the technical debt metaphor, and translate it into terms that can help IT executives better understand their IT investments. An approach is proposed to quantify debts (cost to fix technical quality issues) and interest (extra cost spent on maintenance due to technical quality issues). Our approach is based on an empirical assessment… CONTINUE READING
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