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Introduction to the Personal Software Process by Watts S. Humphrey - Carnegie Mellon University

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18 Product Quality

This chapter discusses how your personal working discipline affects the quality of the products you produce. It illustrates the relationship between the number of defects you find during compiling and testing and the number that will be left in your finished products. It then describes steps you can take to improve the quality of your programs. For the assignment, you will examine the relationship between the number of compile and the number of test defects in the programs you have developed this semester.

18.1 Quality Comes First

As we have seen, testing is expensive, even for small, module-sized programs. We have also seen that you can save time by finding defects early. By reviewing programs before you compile and test ...

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