We recently launched the 5th edition of our annual report, the Tricentis Software Fail Watch. Each year, we compile the previous year’s biggest headlines around software bugs, usability glitches, and vulnerabilities. The resulting stats are always alarming, to say the least. This year’s report identified 606 recorded software fails impacting half of the world’s population (3.7 billion people), $1.7 trillion in assets, and 314 companies. The Tricentis Software Fail Watch: Why it matters. What we’re definitely not trying to do with this report is shame any companies who find themselves named in it. What we are trying to express is that every organization, in every industry, is at risk of having news of a software failure go from a single Tweet to global news coverage in the blink of an eye. Tricentis’ founder, Wolfgang Platz, describes the Software Fail Watch as a “much needed reality check.” In the preface of this year’s report, Platz notes:
Today, software plays a larger part in consumer and business interactions than ever before, and, yet, the number of news stories of reports of bugs being released into production only continues to grow.In my recent conversation with analyst and author Mike Vizard, Mike brought up the challenge of understanding why we are still seeing such a staggering number of stories around catastrophic bugs and production failures if organizations are making such great strides with agile and DevOps.