Guest Blog from Cristina Gupca, Technical Lead at Aspira Software
We all know that if bugs are caught in the early stages of the Software Development Life Cycle, it costs much less to fix them. The Systems Sciences Institute at IBM reported that it costs 15x more to fix a bug found during the testing phase, than to fix one identified during the design phase.
While at the Coding Stage: Bugs require mainly the developer’s time to fix them; during the Production Stage they need the developer, support, system engineer, PM, and QA’s time as it involves more planning, prioritizing, fixing and testing than in the earlier stages.
But unfortunately, the time is not the only loss that bugs can cause…