Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is the definition of insanity. So if your software projects are releasing off schedule, over budget, or without their expected scope and/or quality, why not sign up for our upcoming webinar and learn how to prevent the root cause of software failures?
As software testing and QA experts, we’ve seen all kinds of failed software projects over the years—and after analyzing their root causes, we’ve learned how to prevent them from happening in the first place.
“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.”
You know who said that? Henry Ford. Sure, you might know him as the man who founded his eponymous automobile company, perfected the assembly line, and put the world on four wheels, but was no stranger to failure, either.
That’s probably why he also said this: “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”
As IT professionals, I can think of no greater lesson for us to learn.
For example, let’s think about software development projects. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been in IT for three decades or three years, chances are you’ve seen your fair share of projects go completely off the rails. Unfortunately, it’s all too common nowadays.
Stop me if you’ve heard this scenario before. Despite your project team’s best intentions, the project probably went well over its originally forecast budget and/or schedule—necessitating upper management either to significantly reduce the project’s expected scope and/or quality to get the release out the door or pull the plug on it altogether.
It’s easy to hang your head after something like that. Software failures can seemingly come out of nowhere—despite what might have seemed like an ironclad project plan. That kind of random chance can make you feel powerless to affect change, but I’d urge you to keep the words of Henry Ford on your mind instead.
That’s why I’m recommending you sign up for our upcoming free webinar, Defeating Defects: Overcoming the 3 Perils of Software Development™. As software testing and QA experts, we’ve seen all kinds of failed software projects over the years—and after analyzing their root causes, we’ve learned how to prevent them from happening in the first place.
It all boils down to Defects, Delays, and Dollars—three seemingly innocuous things that can take down even the most expensive software project. Around here, we call them the 3 Perils of Software Development™.
This webinar focuses solely on the first of these perils: Defects. It’s a deep dive into why they occur in the first place, their effect on the SDLC (both short term and long term), and the practical solutions your software testing/QA team can employ to prevent them from running your initiatives into the ground.
(Now, you’re probably thinking, “Wait a sec, you completely forgotten about Delays and Dollars!” Don’t worry! We’ve already scheduled the follow up webinar on Delays for June—and both will discuss Dollars, since that’s the most important peril of all!)
In a way, you can think of this webinar as your first step towards making the most of Henry Ford’s advice. After all, you won’t just be learning from your own mistakes—you’ll be learning from all the ones we’ve witnessed as well.
Now if that isn’t “an opportunity to begin again more intelligently”, I don’t know what is.