Cost of fixing a defect in different phases of the SE projects

Wrtitten by José Fuentes
Category: Did you know...?
05 December 2013

According to many sources, including INCOSE in its Systems Engineering Handbook, the cost of fixing a defect introduced during the early stages of a project grows exponentially as time goes by along the different phases of the project. In other words, if the cost of fixing a defect that was introduced in the requirements engineering phase were US$1, fixing the same defect during the development could be up to 100 times more expensive and fixing it in production could be up to 1,000 times more expensive.

Requirements Quality Suite helps you detecting defects that were introduced during the requirements elicitation and requirements writing phases so that they could be fixed in the earlier stages of the projects avoiding a huge extra cost and rework.

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