Defect Management in Development and Test


A simple survey I have been conducting at conferences since 1994 demonstrates few organizations use defect data to manage their product development. I have asked a series of questions, and provide the results.


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Ed Weller is an SEI certified High Maturity Appraiser for CMMI® appraisals, with nearly forty years of experience in hardware and software engineering. Ed is the principal of Integrated Productivity Solutions, a consulting firm that is focused on providing solutions to companies seeking to improve their development productivity. Ed is a regular columnist on and can be contacted at

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