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The Value of Finding Requirements Defects Early

I wanted to share some thoughts about the value of finding requirements defects  before design or coding.  To a software development team it is very valuable to find defects early.  Even better still, is to prevent them altogether. Defects Arise before Coding Starts Principally we are looking at the quality [...]

Measuring Software Size

We take a look at the various ways to measure software size There are four common ways of software sizing: counting lines of code , counting user stories, counting story points and counting function points. Straight to the point: we recommend that you use COSMIC Function points in most instances.  Why? because they are valid, [...]

The real cost of software requirements defects

Defects found in the phase in which they occurred are relatively inexpensive to fix, often with just a conversation between analysts or developers and the product owner. The cost of requirements defects A requirement defect not detected until after design or coding can become very expensive to fix,  many times the cost of the work it would [...]

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