Andrew Brown


Dr Andrew Brown is a principal consultant at Expleo. He leads an independent line of research into understanding why we humans make the mistakes that lead to software defects. He has 25 years of experience in the software industry. Previous roles include Head of QA at HMV, Head of QA at a financial software house and Test Manager in Japan.

He holds a degree in Physics and Maths, an MBA from Warwick Business School and a doctorate from Imperial College.

My Sessions

Why adding more test phases may not reduce bugs – The Peltzman Effect

We test to reduce bugs. We are often tempted to add another test phase or quality process, in the belief that we will somehow reduce the number of bugs in the finished product. But what if adding phases made absolutely no difference to quality?

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