Zero Defects: an Agile Approach

When it comes to defect testing and tracking, the goal should be zero bugs over time.

The first keynote at the ‘Agile Testing Days’ conference in Berlin, was a discussion of defect management and tracking. Blogger Markus Gartner discusses this presentation by Lisa Crispin in a recent post.

Traditional defect tracking systems are used for “metrics and to help a team to know what to fix”, writes Gartner. However, Agile use of defect tracking strives for zero bugs over time. To do this, it may be necessary to use a tracking tool.

“The advantages of using a tool to log bugs”, according to Crispin is, “that the tool might provide the metrics necessary on more traditional teams. Also, the customer can get a hindsight of the quality of the system, and managers may use it to control the project.”

To learn more about Crispins’ Agile approach to dealing with defects, read the post in its entirety (link below).


Vickilynn is a Novelist whose first book "Waving Backwards" was published in July 2015. She is also a Blogger at Adoptionfind Blog. Previously, she was a Freelance marketing copywriter at OpenView.
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