How to Avoid Poor Quality of Software?

While working with dedicated software development teams customers often get poor quality product at the output. All in all this software turns out to be unfit for both parties: it is difficult in use for end-users and maintain for software developers. Customers’ profits sustain great losses due to poor quality of software.  Here are the reasons why it matters:

Most of the potential users are not eager for using complex software, especially if it contains bugs. The complexity consists in some difficulty while implementing simple tasks, odd product behavior and its slow responses. As a result, the end-users prefer software of  your competitors. And poor quality of software, in its turn, causes significant gap in customers’ income.

In the future poor code quality will result in significant increasing of the costs on new features development several times. Besides, poor code quality complicates the work on the software in the future. It is quite complicated for the software developers to make out in the software of poor quality and add some new features to it without breaking the current release.

Below we ask advice experienced experts dealing with remote software development teams“how to avoid poor quality of software working with software development teams”.

Questions:

  1. Why customers get poor-quality software while working with remote software development teams?

  2. According to your experience, if you could distinguish three key reasons of poor software quality, what would they be?

  3. Could you give customers a practical piece of advice, what they should pay their attention to in order to avoid low software quality?

Experts answer:

  1. Michael Boyle (Founder at Procurro Solutions)
  2. Felix Rüssel (Owner of Agile-rescue.com)
  3. Maarten Pors (Independent Project Manager & Consultant)
  4. Elizabeth Harrin (Director of The Otobos Group, “A Girl’s Guide to Project Management” blog author)
  5. Pascal Mauray (Expert in setting up and facilitating remote development teams)
  6. Stacia Viscardi (AgileEvolution Founder, author of the “The Professional ScrumMaster’s Handbook”)
  7. Patrick Merg (Experienced Project Manager and Product Manager)
  8. Kate Terlecka (Scrum Master, Coach and Trainer from Poland, author of “Control Your Chaos” blog and owner of BrassWillow)

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