The Cost of Poor Software: The Impact of Software Quality on the Economy
Date: September 13, 2018 @ 9:00 AM PST / NOON PST
Speaker: Peter Varhol
Enterprises lose billions of dollars a year in downtime and lost sales because of defective or poorly performing software. In some cases, defects in safety-critical software put lives at risk. It’ impossible to fully quantify that cost, but one estimate found that in 2017, software failures cost the world economy $1.7 trillion in financial losses alone.
Getting software right isn’t easy. New methodologies such as Agile and DevOps bring the team closer to the user, and make it easier to find and correct defects. But software is growing in complexity, and teams are struggling with delivering software that has become an essential part of their business model. Enterprises have to start doing a better job of building and delivering high quality software in order to stay in business and profitable.
This webcast will examine software defects and their financial impact on the enterprise and economy as a whole, determine the root causes of poor software quality, and recommend ways to improve quality. It will introduce continuous testing as a cornerstone for employing modern development methodologies that consistently produce better software.
Attendees will learn:
- Why the economic impact of buggy software is greater than ever
- Why the software defect problem will only get more acute in the future
- How software development and delivery teams are using continuous testing to improve their processes and deliver better software
- Why enterprises that invest in continuous testing will see higher software quality and realize a significant economic return on the investment.
Duration: 1 Hour