The Cost of Poor Quality Software in the US: A 2018 Report


Herb Krasner, retired Professor of Software Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and a member of CISQ’s Advisory Board

CISQ Recommendation Guide

The report aggregates publicly available source material to arrive at a rough estimate of the cost of poor software quality in the United States today. This report fills a gap in our understanding of the financial implications of poor-quality software effecting society today and into the future. In summary, the cost of poor quality software in the US in 2018 is approximately $2.8 trillion, the main components of which are outlined in the body of the report.




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