Technical Debt in Costa Rica: An InsighTD Survey Replication

  • Alexia PachecoEmail author
  • Gabriela Marín-Raventós
  • Gustavo López
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11915)


InsighTD is a globally distributed family of industrial surveys on causes and effects of Technical Debt (TD). We are currently analyzing the data gathered from the independent replication of the questionnaire in Costa Rica. In total, 156 professionals from the Costa Rican software industry answered the survey. Initial results indicate that there is a broad familiarity with the concept of TD. For the examples reported, it seems that the type of TD were product of situations that could have been prevented. TD was monitored for slightly more than half of cases, and TD was not paid in most cases. In future articles, we will report causes and the effects of TD in Costa Rica.


Technical debt Survey Family of surveys 



We want to thank all the participants of the survey and the researches from Costa Rica team promoting this international initiative (InsighTD).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexia Pacheco
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gabriela Marín-Raventós
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gustavo López
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Science Graduate Program (PPCI)University of Costa Rica (UCR)San JoséCosta Rica
  2. 2.Research Center for Communication and Information Technologies (CITIC)University of Costa Rica (UCR)San JoséCosta Rica

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