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IT leaders considering expenditures to improve software quality are faced with important decisions around whether and how much to invest in specific quality improvement initiatives. IT leaders must look at the cost of poor quality to quantify the benefits of quality initiatives for software projects.

The Cost of Poor Quality: A Calamity in the Making

IT leaders at the project level are under increasing pressure to deliver high quality software both on time and within strict organizational budgets. In the face of intense competition and increasing speed to market, software development teams can get wrapped up in the obvious aspects of project (i.e. providing functionality) but sacrifice quality improvement processes such as design reviews and code inspections.

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