Architectural Technical Debt in Agile Software Development
It is still very difficult for decision makers to understand the need for spending time on software refactoring to remove the technical debt (TD). In particular, information on the medium- and long-term impact of Architectural TD on SDLC is missing from available Agile practices.
In this project, to measure and control ATD we propose:
- Providing novel metrics to measure ATD in agile software development processes.
- Providing novel Agile approaches to measure and communicate the impact and the interest of ATD with respect to the SDLC.
- Providing agile stakeholders visibility into technical debt from business and architectural perspectives, through new visualization techniques, based on the input collected in the previous points.