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Great Test-and-Fix quote in regards to wasted time.

I am in the process of reading Mary and Tom Poppendieck's latest book 'Implementing Lean Software Development' and I came across a great quote that is ALL too true in our industry.  (I am only 2 chapters in on the book, but so far it is as good as their last book).

'When testing occurs long after coding, test-and-fix churn is inevitable'  (churn here is used to describe an item that is a waste of time)

Why is that most big business think it is ok to still have the 'development cycle' followed by the 'test' cycle.  I have worked in shops where the testing of the application would not begin until the application was 'feature complete'.  Sadly, once they started testing, the test-and-fix cycle would actually be longer then the original development cycle.... how sad.

Anyway, thought this was a great quote.


Posted 07-03-2007 5:50 AM by Derik Whittaker
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