The Price of Poor Practices

  • 70% to 85% of all project rework costs are due to errors in requirements, says a 1997 article in American Programmer.
  • 30% to 50% of the total effort expended on a software project comes from rework, according to an estimate by Borland Software.
  • Almost 50% of defects in software projects can be traced to errors in requirements, Borland says.
  • 71% of failed software projects suffer from poor requirements management, according to a paper presented at the 1999 Applications of Software Measurement Conference.

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Christian Buckley

Christian is the Brand Alliance Director for AvePoint Inc., and a Microsoft Regional Director and Office Apps & Services MVP based in Silicon Slopes (Lehi), Utah. He hosts the AvePoint Office 365 Hours (#O365hours) and #P2Pnow series, the monthly #CollabTalk TweetJam, the weekly #CollabTalk Podcast, and the Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) live stream. He is based in Lehi, Utah (Silicon Slopes).

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