Why Pay High Prices for Defect Management

This article was published in Volume 2 Issue 10 of Software Test and Performance, www.stpmag.com


If you want quality costs to stop guzzling money, the most effective thing you can do is optimize your project’s defect life cycle. Here’s how.

Testing is much more than just finding bugs to squash. It’s not an event, but a set of diverse activities playing a critical role in identifying problems of varied types throughout the project life cycle, far in advance of public access to the software.

Tracking the real costs of software failure, such as patches, support and rework, can be difficult, but it’s clear that effective testing can help optimize the cost of quality. Within the activities of testing, defect management needs thoughtful consideration to ensure that communication is as efficient and collaborative as possible and turnaround is prompt.

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About Trevor Atkins

Trevor Atkins (@thinktesting) has been involved in 100’s of software projects over the last 20+ years and has a demonstrated track record of achieving rapid ROI for his customers and their business. Experienced in all project roles, Trevor’s primary focus has been on planning and execution of projects and improvement of the same, so as to optimize quality versus constraints for the business. LinkedIn Profile
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