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Critical Testing Processes

By Rex Black

Why Care About Testing Processes?

  • Bugs are expensive
    US economy loses $60B yearly due to bugs, $20B of which could be saved through better testing
  • Bugs drive away customers
    Handwriting recognition bugs in Newton cost Apple the person digital assistant (PDA) market
  • Bugs sometimes kill people
    Therac-25 overdoses, Patriot clock overflow
  • Inadequate testing endangers the project
    Bad testing processes can increase the risk of project delay or cancellation by 25 to 300% 

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Categories: Management, Best Practices


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