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.
(pulled from www.baselinemag.com)