Competitive advantage begins when quality is infused into applications throughout the software application lifecycle Executive Summary There is a well-known concept in the software industry...Three years from now, no one will remember if you shipped an amazing software release a few months late. What they will still remember is if you shipped a software release that wasn’t ready. It takes multiple subsequent product releases to change people’s quality perception about a single bad one. As we evolve into a new growth economy, the IT challenges of painfully tight budgets and cautious investing slowly dissolve into more growth-oriented and visionary strategies. Despite the obvious positive effects of such initiatives, today’s technology landscape is markedly different from our last growth economy. What we’ve gained in complexities caused by the integration of disparate systems, information silos, and legacy applications we’ve suffered in quality, control, and customer satisfaction. And we label these systems an
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