Author archives: Janet Leon

Bug Cost Implications at Each Phase of the SDLC: Part Two

By Janet Leon on Mar. 4, 2015 View Comments

One the most common reasons that IT projects end up exceeding their budgets is because of software bugs. And the problem with bugs is that you never really pay for them upfront; you normally pay for them after the code is written.

As mentioned in my last blog post, The True Cost of a Software Bug, catching bugs early in the software development life cycle can result in a higher return on investment (ROI). The cost of fixing a bug is dependent on what stage of development the bug is found in.

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The True Cost of a Software Bug: Part One

By Janet Leon on Feb. 28, 2015 View Comments

Wondering what the cost of a software bug is? It depends on how late you find it.

The Systems Sciences Institute at IBM has reported that “the cost to fix an error found after product release was four to five times as much as one uncovered during design, and up to 100 times more than one identified in the maintenance phase.”

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