Defect Management Process
Sep 07 2022
Defects are destructive at any software development stage. However, defects are present in all software because humans create software — which means human error during production is inevitable. The most effective way to increase and improve the quality of the software is by using the Defect Management Process (DPM) and tools. They can identify defects and resolve them efficiently during the development process.
The primary goals of the DMP:
- Prevent defects
- Detect defects at an earlier stage
- Reduce the damage of the detects on the software
- Fix and resolve defects
- Improve 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 the defect
The Advantages of the Defect Management Process
- Guaranteed resolution - The defect management process can ensure all the defects you find are resolved and fixed. As a result, it gives you confidence.
- Access to 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 the DMP
- If you don’t handle the defect management process correctly, the cost will increase significantly.
- 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 error analysis and resolution.
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