The Cost of Poor Software Quality in the US: 2020 Report
The Consortium for Information & Software Quality (CISQ) published its latest report on the impact of poor software quality in the US.
The report estimates the economic impact at approximately $2.08 trillion. The 3 major contributing factors are:
- Operational software failures – accounting for $1.56 trillion (up from $1.275 trillion in 2018)
- Poor quality in legacy systems – $520 billion
- Unsuccessful IT and software projects – $260 billion
With tight software project deadlines, speed of defect resolution in development & test is a critical enabler. Thankfully, a range of capabilities are available to catch and fix software defects early; some of them, like LiveRecorder, helps engineers accelerate defect resolution and reduce lead times to get changes into the pipeline.