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Chapter 6. Questioning Quality

It’s no secret that compromised quality was a regular feature of traditional waterfall software projects, primarily due to the highly risky practice of all-in-one integration and testing at the very end. Although Scrum’s focus on iterative and incremental development alleviates significant risk, the reality is that we will never be able to totally eliminate every defect.

The following three shortcuts step you through both preemptive measures and remedial actions to help deal with those pesky bugs.

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Quality is often very low on traditional waterfall projects because of the integrated mindset and the inclusion of testing only at the very end. Because of the focus on iterative development and testing in agile, many of the quality risks associated with waterfall projects are eliminated. The hints in this reading help you address quality through both preemptive measures and remedial actions.