Business-Driven Technical Debt Management

In this project, we develop a business-driven technical debt management approach to identify, monitor, and prioritize technical debt. The approach requires a structured view of the business value that systems and products generate for the company and its customers. We are also working on a tool (Tracy-TD) that helps in this process.

Our business-driven approach is being validated (all of its concepts, rules, and information are being tested) in the industry. Our goal is to ensure that business-driven prioritization is compatible with business interests. From the proposed approach, it is possible to identify the technical debt items with the most significant potential for business impact. The information can help the decision-making of both business and technical stakeholders. It is possible to answer questions such as: what technical debt items can affect the company's core business? What items can affect a specific customer? What items can affect a strategic objective? Which elements of the systems are most affected by technical debt? Which items affect each service, server, database, and module of my products?

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Rafael Ribeiro aluno BSI UFRN Senior Developer
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Robson Alves aluno LCC UFPB TCC
Heitor Oliveira aluno LCC UFPB bolsista
Isabelle Nascimento aluna LCC UFPB bolsista
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