Are delayed issues harder to resolve? Revisiting cost-to-fix of defects throughout the lifecycle

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Many practitioners and academics believe in a delayed issue effect (DIE); i.e. the longer an issue lingers in the system, the more effort it requires to resolve. This belief is often used to justify major investments in new development processes that promise to retire more issues sooner. This paper tests for the delayed issue effect in 171 software projects… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10664-016-9469-x

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