Defects are destructive at any software development stage. However, defects are present in all software because humans create software — which means inevitable human error during production. The most effective way to increase and improve the quality of the software is by using a defect management process and tools. It can identify defects and resolve them efficiently during the development process.
The primary goals of the DMP:
Detect defects at an earlier stage
Reduce the damage of the detects on the software
Fixing and resolving defects
Improving process and software performance
The primary purposes of the DMP for organizations and different projects:
To offer operational support for resolving and retesting defects
To gauge the reason why the defect occurred and how to handle it
To provide input about the release of defect
The Advantages of Defect Management Process
Ensures resolution - The defect management process can ensure all the defects you find are resolved and fixed. As a result, it gives you confidence.
Provide important metrics - The defect management process offers important defect metrics along with automation tools. These can help provide continuous improvements in the future.
Availability of automation tools - You can use various tools to find different defects in your software. Automation tools are becoming more helpful and more available.
The Disadvantages of DMP
If you don’t handle the defect management process correctly, there will be a significantly increased cost.
If you don’t manage defects early, the defects can cause more damage.
Your company could lose revenue, customers, and brand reputation if the DMP is not done correctly.
A robust defect management process can make things far easier for your business. If done correctly, you can save time, money, and stress by preventing defects, detecting defects early, and improving the entire development process.
We, at Qameta Software, have been working on an automated solution for defect management that helps testing people build sustainable and powerful infrastructure to skyrocket errors analysis and resolution.