Competence Center for Validation and Verification
- Maximization of your success with minimal effort
- Effective improvement of your development processes
- Reduction of your risks and uncertainties
- Optimization of your software quality
- Flexible solutions which are orientated on your individual needs
- A partner for testing safety-critical applications
- Organization and execution of your whole test process
- Planning, building and configuring of your test environment
Significance of Software Tests
Adequate software testing is an essential element of modern software development. The complex development processes inevitably lead to defects. As long as they are detected and corrected early on they don’t pose any kind of a problem for your project. However, in the later stages of the development life cycle, bug fixing becomes increasingly time-consuming, thus more expensive (see fig. 1-10-100-Rule). Defects that are detected too late might have severe impact and doom whole projects to failure. Hence, beginning with software testing early enough is of vital importance.
Well-structured practices of experienced testers lead to better software quality and a substantial reduction of the development time.
According to the 1-10-100-Rule the costs of bug fixing multiply by a factor of 10 in each development stage. If a defect is detected during developer testing, it can usually be fixed without major delays - cost factor 1. In case the same defect is reported by the testers, effort and costs increase 10-fold.The most expensive defects are the ones which appear first during operation. The expenses for fixing these defects are about 100 times higher compared to the costs when fixing them during development.
The highly qualified and motivated employees of the Competence Center Software-Test in Cottbus gladly offer their support for inspecting the quality of your work results produced in several stages of the development process. We specialized on systematic validation and verification (V&V) of safety-critical software systems and comply with the latest standards.
Our long experience in the areas
- Medical technology
- Communications engineering
makes us an ideal partner, guiding you to a successful project closure.