In this week’s episode of the IT Software Quality Report, CISQ director Dr. Bill Curtis interviews industry luminary, Capers Jones, about his new book, “The Economics of Software Quality," co-written by Olivier Bonsignour and recently published by Addison-Wesley. Jones has been involved in software quality issues for more than 40 years, since he worked at IBM.
Jones notes that many CIOs and CTOs don’t understand the real economics of software quality, believing that high software quality is an expensive line item. This is because they have unreliable and inaccurate internal measurements of quality costs. In reality, high software quality actually lowers costs and improves schedules. By conducting static analysis and inspections during the development cycle—before testing—companies can raise defect removal efficiency, shorten development cycles and reduce total cost of ownership.
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