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TL;DR Refactoring is a natural part of iterative and incremental development methodologies. However, a high ratio of defects in a product indicates one or more fundamental process problems. Such problems represent a cost to the project by consuming budget, schedule, and resources. High defect rates also create a drag on productivity that increases over time....


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I am not sure if you are in a product world (software or other) or in IT (applications development/ maintenance) - but irrespective, here is how I would advise you to think of this. Conventionally (in the traditional waterfall world), all planning happened in terms of projects, which would get funded and staffed. However, depending on corporate/ financial ...


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There is no standard measure of acceptable quality as each organisation exists in its own domain. For example, a startup working with a radical new technology may accept a large number of issues as for them speed to market is more important than quality. A company building medical applications will usually aim for a very high quality standard. Having said ...


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