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“There are ways through automation, design and testing techniques where we can take what is traditionally a three to six to nine week testing cycle and shrink it into minutes or hours.” — Curtis Yanko

In November of 2013, I was able to catch up with Curtis Yanko, Architectural manager for CIGNA in Hartford, CT. Our discussion is on the cost curve of fixing defects in the application life cycle and alternatives to current methodologies.

“Most companies waste somewhere between 30% and 40% of their productivity on rework.” — Curtis Yanko

Listen to the full interview: Curtis Yanko – Methodologies for Measuring the Cost of Software Defects

Highlights of the Discussion
00:25 – Analyzing the cost curve of fixing defects
01:45 – The difficulty of proving the cost of fixing a defect
03:15 – The lack of alternatives to current methodologies
04:45 – Some alternatives to current methodologies
06:05 – Managing the security handoff process
07:07 – Real world story on integrating security and developers
13:05 – A wake up call to corporate America
15:40 – Documenting a process based upon real world experience

“It’s a fast pace world. Disruption can come from anywhere, and even if it’s not disruption, it could be just be very profound change. Your ability to respond and act to that is key to stay in the game over the long haul.” — Curtis Yanko

About Curtis Yanko, Architecture Manager – Clinical IT / DevOps, Cigna
experience in improving process and developer productivity that deliver superior and trusted applications to drive competitive differentiation. Curtis has built his career by helping large enterprises modernize their application development and delivery by architecting and implementing DevSecOps processes that ensure trust and collaboration between development, QA, IT Ops, Legal and Security teams. He is a leading advocate for IT transformation through teaching these different enterprise silos how to partner for success.