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State of the Industry on Software Quality Analysis

State of the Industry Report on Software Quality Analysis

The Consortium for Information & Software Quality™ (CISQ™) has released its State of the Industry Report on Software Quality Analysis, the first comprehensive study of software quality analysis that covers tool vendors, system integrators, managers, and engineers at end-user organizations.

The findings in the report come from 82 responses to an online survey, 155 telephone conversations with enterprise IT leaders, their teams, and IT vendor managers, discussions at CISQ-hosted workshops, and LinkedIn discussion forums between July 2019 to January 2020. The report includes survey results, observations, and recommendations

The impetus for this study was the alarming increase in software quality-related incidents and CISQ member concerns that organizations are not getting the basics right. We wanted to see how the move to agile and DevOps is changing not only software quality practices, but developer attitudes and behavior when it comes to code quality. It was also important to see how software quality standards are being utilized by system integrator and end-user organizations; which standards are being used, which sectors are driving adoption, and how organizations are deriving value from the standards.