Choosing Quality Improvement Techniques

Choosing quality improvement techniques requires careful consideration of project and organizational factors. Although each situation is different, the goal is to achieve the maximum benefit of defect prevention in an acceptable amount of time and using the available resources. Figure 1-3 provides a general effort vs. benefit comparison of some commonly used defection prevention techniques.

Figure 1-3. Effort vs. benefit comparison chart

In general, results improve as the investment in and rigor of the techniques increase. The downside is that formal and rigorous techniques also ...

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