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.