The Influence of Cognitive Biases on Architectural Technical Debt
- Klara Borowa,
- Andrzej Zalewski,
- Szymon Kijas
Cognitive biases exert a significant influence on human thinking and decision-making. In order to identify how they influence the occurrence of architectural technical debt, a series of semi-structured interviews with software architects was performed. The results show which classes of architectural technical debt originate from cognitive biases, and reveal the antecedents of technical debt items (classes) through biases. This way, we analysed how and when cognitive biases lead to the creation of technical debt. We also identified a set of debiasing techniques that can be used in order to prevent the negative influence of cognitive biases. The observations of the role of organisational culture in the avoidance of inadvertent technical debt throw a new light on that issue.
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- 2021 IEEE 18th International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA), 2021, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 185 p., ISBN 978-1-7281-6260-71. DOI:10.1109/ICSA51549.2021 Opening in a new tab
- DOI:10.1109/icsa51549.2021.00019 Opening in a new tab
- https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9426715 Opening in a new tab
- eng (en) English
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- = 20.0, 19-05-2021, MonographChapterAuthor
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