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Do dedicated testers reduce total debugging time?

Survey period: 21 Oct 2013 to 28 Oct 2013

The sooner you find a bug after writing the code, the easier it is to fix. Does this mean that dedicated testers get your bug count to zero faster?

Yes, total debugging time decreases with dedicated testers71254.02
No, debugging time increases because the dedicated testers find many more bugs than your customers35927.24
I don't see a difference24718.74

GeneralBad options. Pin
mikepwilson23-Oct-13 9:13
mikepwilson23-Oct-13 9:13 
GeneralLarge Scale Pin
contracting199023-Oct-13 0:47
contracting199023-Oct-13 0:47 
GeneralWell - It Depends Upon Pin
W Balboos, GHB22-Oct-13 2:45
mveW Balboos, GHB22-Oct-13 2:45 
GeneralSomehow, the metric posed by the question doesn't fit Pin
Gary Wheeler22-Oct-13 1:47
Gary Wheeler22-Oct-13 1:47 
GeneralMany times, debugging time increases - And that's NOT a bad thing. Pin
Rutvik Dave22-Oct-13 0:32
professionalRutvik Dave22-Oct-13 0:32 
GeneralIt Depends on tester Pin
Suvabrata Roy21-Oct-13 22:18
professionalSuvabrata Roy21-Oct-13 22:18 
GeneralNot so much Pin
PIEBALDconsult21-Oct-13 16:41
professionalPIEBALDconsult21-Oct-13 16:41 
GeneralThe limited outside beta testing I did was invaluable. Pin
Ron Anders21-Oct-13 8:42
Ron Anders21-Oct-13 8:42 
GeneralBugs that can be ignored Pin
  Forogar  21-Oct-13 5:26
professional  Forogar  21-Oct-13 5:26 
GeneralRe: Bugs that can be ignored Pin
Dan Neely21-Oct-13 6:19
Dan Neely21-Oct-13 6:19 
GeneralRe: Bugs that can be ignored Pin
LOKImotive25-Oct-13 10:26
LOKImotive25-Oct-13 10:26 
GeneralRe: Bugs that can be ignored Pin
Matt Alexander28-Oct-13 7:38
Matt Alexander28-Oct-13 7:38 
General"Answers" not answering the question Pin
Nicholas Marty21-Oct-13 3:38
professionalNicholas Marty21-Oct-13 3:38 
GeneralRe: "Answers" not answering the question Pin
Herbie Mountjoy21-Oct-13 21:07
professionalHerbie Mountjoy21-Oct-13 21:07 
GeneralMissing answers Pin
Dennis E White21-Oct-13 2:10
professionalDennis E White21-Oct-13 2:10 
GeneralRe: Missing answers Pin
ZurdoDev21-Oct-13 2:37
professionalZurdoDev21-Oct-13 2:37 
GeneralNever a D'oh! moment Pin
S Houghtelin21-Oct-13 1:51
professionalS Houghtelin21-Oct-13 1:51 
GeneralRe: Never a D'oh! moment Pin
Ben Daq21-Oct-13 2:47
Ben Daq21-Oct-13 2:47 
GeneralRe: Never a D'oh! moment Pin
Mycroft Holmes22-Oct-13 15:20
professionalMycroft Holmes22-Oct-13 15:20 
GeneralRe: Never a D'oh! moment Pin
Vivi Chellappa22-Oct-13 18:20
professionalVivi Chellappa22-Oct-13 18:20 
GeneralI never met one! Pin
Kornfeld Eliyahu Peter21-Oct-13 0:01
professionalKornfeld Eliyahu Peter21-Oct-13 0:01 
AnswerRe: I never met one! Pin
Joan M21-Oct-13 0:32
professionalJoan M21-Oct-13 0:32 
GeneralRe: I never met one! Pin
Amol_B25-Oct-13 2:41
professionalAmol_B25-Oct-13 2:41 
Me too!
Do they really existConfused | :confused: Smile | :)
GeneralIncreases deliverables quality but the debugging time is probably around the same... Pin
AlexCode20-Oct-13 23:11
professionalAlexCode20-Oct-13 23:11 
GeneralRe: Increases deliverables quality but the debugging time is probably around the same... Pin
chriselst21-Oct-13 0:13
chriselst21-Oct-13 0:13 

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