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CHASE 2021
Thu 20 - Fri 21 May 2021
co-located with ICSE 2021
Fri 21 May 2021 17:12 - 17:22 at CHASE Room - 2.9 Talk 4 - Human factors in maintenance

Context: The technical debt (TD) metaphor helps to conceptualize the pending issues and trade-offs made during software development. Knowing TD causes can support in defining preventive actions and having information about effects aids in the prioritization of TD payment. Goal: To investigate the impact of the experience level on how practitioners perceive the most likely causes that lead to TD and the effects of TD that have the highest impacts on software projects. Method: We approach this topic by surveying 227 practitioners. Results: While experienced software developers focus on human factors as TD causes and external quality attributes as TD effects, low experienced developers seem to concentrate on technical issues as causes and internal quality issues and increased project effort as effects. Missing any of these types of causes could lead a team to miss the identification of important TD, or miss opportunities to preempt TD. On the other hand, missing important effects could hamper effective planning or erode the effectiveness of decisions about prioritizing TD items. Conclusion: Having software development teams composed of practitioners with a homogeneous experience level can erode the team’s ability to effectively manage TD.

Fri 21 May

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16:50 - 17:30
16:50
2m
Other
Session opening
Research Papers

16:52
10m
Full-paper
Buying time in software development: how estimates become commitments?
Research Papers
Patrícia Matsubara Federal University of Amazonas, Igor Steinmacher Federal University of Technology - Paraná / Northern Arizona University, Bruno Gadelha UFAM, Tayana Conte Universidade Federal do Amazonas
Media Attached
17:02
10m
Full-paper
Decoding Confusing Code: Social Representations among Developers
Research Papers
Rafael de Mello CEFET/RJ, Brazil, José Aldo da Costa Federal University of Campina Grande, Benedito Fernando Albuquerque de Oliveira Federal University of Alagoas, Márcio Ribeiro Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil, Baldoino Fonseca , Rohit Gheyi Federal University of Campina Grande, Alessandro Garcia PUC-Rio, Willy Tiengo Federal University of Alagoas
Media Attached
17:12
10m
Full-paper
How Experience Impacts Practitioners’ Perception of Causes and Effects of Technical Debt
Research Papers
Sávio Freire Federal University of Bahia and Federal Institute of Ceará, Nicolli Rios Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Boris Rainiero Perez Gutierrez University of Los Andes, Colombia, Cristian Camilo Castellanos Rodriguez Universidad de los Andes , Bogotá, Colombia, Dario Correal Associate Professor, Robert Ramač Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Vladimir Mandić Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Nebojša Taušan INFORA Research Group doo, Gustavo López University of Costa Rica, Alexia Pacheco University of Costa Rica, Davide Falessi California Polytechnic State University, Manoel Mendonça Federal University of Bahia, Clemente Izurieta Montana State University, Carolyn Seaman University of Maryland Baltimore County, Rodrigo Spinola Universidade Salvador
DOI Pre-print Media Attached
17:22
5m
Short-paper
Gamification in Software Engineering: A Literature Review
Research Papers
Carlos F. Barreto Cesar School, César França Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco
Media Attached
17:27
3m
Other
Session discussion + closing
Research Papers


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Fri 21 May 2021 16:50 - 17:30 at CHASE Room - 2.9 Talk 4 - Human factors in maintenance
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