Quality and Deadlines

July 7, 2009

In my previous post on software quality, I said that it was wrong to argue that quality lowers cost without talking about transition costs. There is also another dimension that we must consider, which is the calendar time taken for deliverables. In the long run, higher quality results in more deliverables or less development time […]

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The Dangerous Software Quality‐Cost Argument

July 2, 2009

There is an argument, which I am very sympathetic to, that quality lowers cost and increases the speed of software development. Unfortunately, quite often, the proponents of this argument miss out a phrase, “in the long run”. And because they do not tell the whole truth, it avoids dealing with real business concerns. It is […]

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