Projects that aim from the beginning at achieving the shortest possible schedules regardless of quality considerations, tend to have the fairly high frequencies of both schedule and cost overruns. Software projects that aim initially at achieving the highest possible levels of quality and reliability tend to have the best schedule adherence records, the highest productivity, and even the best marketplace success.

Chapter 23: The Software-Quality Landscape.

Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction by Steve C McConnell

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