Research Finding:
About 85% of errors can be fixed in a few hours if caught in the development stage.

Sources:

Cover of Journal of Systems and Software

Evaluating Software Development by Error Analysis: The Data from the Architecture Research Facility

  • Recorded 1979 in Journal of Systems and Software, 1, no. 2, June
  • Pages 57-70
  • David M. Weiss
Cover of Journal of Systems and Software

Collecting and Categorizing Software Error Data in an Industrial Environment

Cover of Practical Software Metrics for Project Management and Process Improvement

Practical Software Metrics for Project Management and Process Improvement