Thursday, 28 January 2010
There are countless documents, articles, presentations, whitepapers that use the graph where the cost of identifying and fixing a bug increases exponentially over time. Last year I read one whitepaper that had this graph, naively I thought it would be worth reading (since it had this graph)… how wrong was I? The whitepaper didn't say anything about finding defects early to reduce costs - nothing whatsoever! I felt that I'd lost half an hour of my life, I felt cheated; no joke; I take the testing profession seriously - even if I create testing cartoons!
Although they say time heals, I'm now really sceptical whenever I see the same graph pasted into yet another testing article.