Definition of Defect Density

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This brief paper by Linda Westfall defines the defect metric of Defect Density and gives two examples of how it can be reported and utilized.

This brief paper by Linda Westfall defines the defect metric of Defect Density and gives two examples of how it can be reported and utilized.

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Linda Westfall's picture Linda Westfall

Linda Westfall is the President of The Westfall Team, which provides Software Metrics and Software Quality Engineering training and consulting services. Prior to starting her own business, Linda was the Senior Manager of the Quality Metrics and Analysis at DSC Communications where her team designed and implemented a corporate wide metric program. Linda has over twenty years of experience in real time software engineering, quality and metrics. She has worked as a Software Engineer, Systems Analyst, Software Process Engineer and Manager of Production Software. Very active professionally, Linda Westfall is Chair of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Software Division. She has also served as the Software Division’s Program Chair and Certification Chair and on the ASQ National Certification Board.

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