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About the Return on Investment of Test-driven Development

Frank Padberg; Müller, Matthias M.

Abstract:
Test-driven development is one of the central techniques of Extreme Programming. However, the impact of test-driven development on the business value of a project has not been studied so far. We present an economic model for the return on investment when using test-driven development instead of the conventional development process. Two factors contribute to the return on investment of test-driven development: the productivity di®erence between test-driven development, and the conventional process and the ability of test-driven development to deliver higher quality code. Furthermore, we can identify when TDD breaks even with conventional development.


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Programmstrukturen und Datenorganisation (IPD)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Jahr 2003
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-617501
KITopen ID: 1000061750
Erschienen in ICSE-Workshop on Economics-Driven Software Engineering Research, EDSER, 3 - 10 May 2003 ; Portland, Oregon, USA
Verlag Association for Computing Machinery, New York (NY)
Seiten 26-31
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