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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.

Conference Day
Fri 21 May

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16:50 - 17:30
2.9 Talk 4 - Human factors in maintenanceResearch Papers at CHASE Room
Session opening
Research Papers

Buying time in software development: how estimates become commitments?
Research Papers
Patrícia MatsubaraFederal University of Amazonas, Igor SteinmacherFederal University of Technology - Paraná / Northern Arizona University, Bruno GadelhaUFAM, Tayana ConteUniversidade Federal do Amazonas
Decoding Confusing Code: Social Representations among Developers
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Rafael de MelloCEFET/RJ, Brazil, José Aldo da CostaFederal University of Campina Grande, Benedito Fernando Albuquerque de OliveiraFederal University of Alagoas, Márcio RibeiroFederal University of Alagoas, Brazil, Baldoino Fonseca, Rohit GheyiFederal University of Campina Grande, Alessandro GarciaPUC-Rio, Willy TiengoFederal University of Alagoas
How Experience Impacts Practitioners’ Perception of Causes and Effects of Technical Debt
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Sávio FreireFederal University of Bahia and Federal Institute of Ceará, Nicolli RiosFederal University of Rio de Janeiro, Boris Rainiero Perez GutierrezUniversity of Los Andes, Colombia, Cristian Camilo Castellanos RodriguezUniversidad de los Andes , Bogotá, Colombia, Dario CorrealAssociate Professor, Robert RamačFaculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Vladimir MandićFaculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Nebojša TaušanINFORA Research Group doo, Gustavo LópezUniversity of Costa Rica, Alexia PachecoUniversity of Costa Rica, Davide FalessiCalifornia Polytechnic State University, Manoel MendonçaFederal University of Bahia, Clemente IzurietaMontana State University, Carolyn SeamanUniversity of Maryland Baltimore County, Rodrigo SpinolaUniversidade Salvador
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Gamification in Software Engineering: A Literature Review
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Carlos F. BarretoCesar School, César FrançaUniversidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco
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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