The Cost of Quality in Software

When it comes to software quality, you can pay now or you can pay more later. A lot more.

Karl Wiegers
Sep 20 · 7 min read
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The aggregated impacts of software quality shortcomings across an organization, a nation, or the planet as a whole are simply staggering. A detailed analysis estimated the total costs of poor software quality in the United States in 2018 at approximately $2.26…