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voke Strategic Brief: Cost of Rework

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Authors: Lisa Dronzek, Theresa Lanowitz
Publication Date: July 11, 2012
16 Pages

The concept of the Cost of Quality, that is, the cost of rework to remove defects, is that the later in the lifecycle a defect is identified, the more expensive it is to resolve the issue. With its shift in requirements ownership from the business to developers who will discover requirements through changes to the source code, the Agile movement is effectively pushing requirements definition to later in the lifecycle. Applying models for the cost of rework to Agile projects reveals the hidden costs of the late definition of requirements.

This report provides economic models for evaluating your project results and selecting the most appropriate practices.