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 – function points sizing

We take a look at the various ways to measure software size Software sizing is not easy, because there are hundreds of languages, architectures and techniques for writing it.  The industry has tried many different approaches over the years, but the most effective is an approach called functional sizing.   Knowing the size is generally most useful [...]

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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